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Snuffbox with Portrait of Louis XIV, King of France
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Snuffbox with Portrait of Louis XIV, King of France


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description One of the key figures in painted enamel miniature portraits, Jean Petitot painted the portraits of French aristocracy. This portrait of King Louis XIV was completed by the French/Swiss artist in the 17th century and was incorporated into a snuffbox in the 18th century. See Walters 57.243 for a similar piece.
Conservation

Cracks in the miniature set in the top of the snuffbox will be repaired.

Date Description Narrative
1/30/2018ExaminationTreated
Exhibitions
  • Small Northern European Portraits from The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. National Gallery of Art, Washington. 2000.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
Miniature: ca. 1670-1680; Snuffbox: ca. 1800 (Baroque)
Medium
painted enamel set it tortoiseshell, gold, and enamel
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.254
Measurements
H: 2 1/8 × W: 3 11/16 × D: 1 1/16 in. (5.4 × 9.4 × 2.7 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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