The Dauphin, Louis de France

Louis (1729-1765), son of Louis XV of France (whom he predeceased) and Marie Leczinska, was the father of Louis XVI, Louis XVIII, and Charles X. He is shown in the uniform of colonel of dragoons and wears the Order of the Saint-Esprit.

There are several versions or copies of this composition, usually bust size only. This is likely to be an early copy.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1718 - 1793
Full title
The Dauphin, Louis de France
Date made
1765 or later
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
80 x 64.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Emilie Yznaga, 1945
Inventory number
NG5588
Location in Gallery