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Miniature - Louis XVI of France

Louis XVI of France

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Portrait miniature, watercolour on vellum

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by John Jones

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 3, box 1

Physical description

Full-length, three-quarter face portrait miniature of Louis XVI of France, standing in a park-like landscape. He wears a powdered wig tied at the back with a black ribbon, a lace frill and cuffs, a slate coloured coat bearing the star of the Order of the Saint Esprit, a buff waistcoat, black breeches, mauve gaiters, grey stockings, and shoes with black buckles. In the distance are figures around a large fountain. Signed 'H. F.'

Place of Origin

France (possibly, made)


19th century (made)


Unknown (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Portrait miniature, watercolour on vellum


Height: 7.75 in, Width: 5.5 in

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature signed 'H. F.' depicting Louis XVI of France. Painted in watercolour on vellum, but probably 19th century.






Paintings; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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