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Louis XIV Equestrian
Louis XIV Equestrian
Artist:
Date:
early 18th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Sanquine Under Brown Ink (iron Gall/) On Cream Antique Laid Paper With Watermark: Fool's Cap
Dimensions:
Image: 381 x 298 mm (15 x 11 3/4 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Berniker, Achenbach (1948), gift to AFGA.

Accession Number:
1963.24.231
Acquisition Date:
1952-10-20
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

elegantly dressed gentleman with long wig and tricorn hat on horseback in the formal pose of equestrian portraits

EQUESTRIAN, PORTRAIT OF LOUIS XIV, king poses on horse calmly, stallion lifts front hooves, king wears long, flowing frock coat, gloves, boots and a curly, fanciful wig with military chapeau, somewhat formidable and macho portrait of French leader.