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Louis XV

c. 18th Century
18th Century
24 5/8 x 20 1/2 in. (62.5 x 52.1 cm)

After La Tour, Maurice-Quentin de, French, (1704–1788)

Object Type: DRAWINGS
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Pastel on paper
Accession Number: 75-D-62
This work is attributed to the circle of Maurice-Quentin de la Tour, one of the most fashionable and popular Parisian portraitists of the 18th century. He usually executed his works in pastel on paper, a new medium which was brought to France from Italy around 1720 by Rosalba Carriera. His style was a reaction against the stately portraiture of past generations and the mythological portraits of his contemporaries. He developed a realistic, sober style of portraiture remarkable for suggesting of the temperament and psychology of his subjects through their facial expressions. La Tour achieved significant success with his portraits, earning him commissions from the French royal family, court, and rich bourgeoisie in addition to literary, artistic, and theatrical circles.
Current Location: In Storage

Conservation
- 2009 - In need of conservation - Included in IMLS survey
For more information: http://artmuseum.lasalle.edu/exhibits/show/conservation-surveys/drawings/louis-xv

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