The portrait of Louis XV depicts the king in royal garb and armor. His wife, the Queen, wears a similarly regal red dress and crown and matching fleur-de-lis shawl. Both portraits are housed in matching early gilt wood frames. The works appear to be unsigned.
Each work retains labels from their sale at Christies in 2005 on the reverse. Each work is oil on canvas. Christies THE HOUSE SALE, 11/29/2005, lot 503. Louis XV (1710 1774), known as Louis the Beloved, was King of France from 1715 until his death in 1774. He succeeded his great-grandfather Louis XIV at the age of five.
Until he reached maturity (then defined as his 13th birthday) on 15 February 1723, the kingdom was ruled by Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, as Regent of France. Cardinal Fleury was chief minister from 1726 until his death in 1743, at which time the king took sole control of the kingdom. Marie Leczinska (1703 1768) was a Polish princess and Queen consort of France from 1725 until 1768 by marriage to Louis XV. The daughter of King Stanislaus I of Poland and Catherine Opaliska, her 42-year service was the longest of any queen in French history.
She was the grandmother of Louis XVI, Louis XVIII and Charles X of France. 24.25 inches tall by 20.25 inches wide (each painting). 27.5 inches talk by 23.75 inches wide (each frame).
Each work relined on newer stretcher. Numerous scattered areas of restoration throughout each portrait (refer to photos under blacklight).
Early frames with wear and losses commensurate with their age. They are ready to be displayed and enjoyed!
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Feel free to ask any questions. The item "Antique Pair 18th C.French Portraits King Louis XV in Armor & Queen, Christies" is in sale since Sunday, August 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "jarrettmccusker" and is located in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.