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Portraits of Louis Bourbon and Marie-Adelaide of Savoy, Duke and Duchess of Burgundy
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Portraits of Louis Bourbon and Marie-Adelaide of Savoy, Duke and Duchess of Burgundy


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Description Louis Bourbon (1682-1712) was the grandson of King Louis XIV. He became heir to his grandfather's throne after his own father died in 1711. Louis Bourbon died in 1712, probably from the plague, a few days after his wife, Marie-Adelaide of Savoy (1685-1712). Their son, born in 1710, became King Louis XV upon the death of Louis XIV in 1714. The couple married in 1697, and their apparent ages in the portraits suggest a date not long thereafter. Wearing these portraits, which are mounted for inclusion in a bracelet, would be a sign of political allegiance. The artist is an unidentified follower of Jean Petitot.
Provenance George Robinson Harding, London [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911

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Period
ca. 1697-1700
Medium
painted enamel on gold
(Enamels)
Accession Number
VO.42 (38.94, 38.95)
Measurements
1 in. (2.6 cm)
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