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Bust - King Louis XV of France

King Louis XV of France

  • Object:

    Bust

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    mid 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    167:0-1879

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze portrait bust depicts Louis XV of France. Louis (1710-1747) was King of France from 1715 until his death in 1774. He was a weak ruler who oversaw a period of general decline that culminated in the French Revolution.

Physical description

Bust, bronze. Portrait of Louis XV of France.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

mid 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Height: 11.11 cm

Object history note

Bought from J.C. Robinson in 1879.

Descriptive line

Bust, bronze, Louis XV of France, France, middle of 18th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired in the Year 1879. London, 1880, p. 16

Materials

Bronze

Categories

Portraits; Bronze; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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