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    Sale 7812

    Belgravia and Lake Geneva - Two European Collections

    14 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 144

    Follower of Louis-Michel van Loo

    Portrait of King Louis XV, full-length, wearing half armour and the order of the Saint-Esprit, resting a commander's baton on a table with a crown, sceptre and plumed helmet, on a draped terrace

    Price Realised  

    Follower of Louis-Michel van Loo
    Portrait of King Louis XV, full-length, wearing half armour and the order of the Saint-Esprit, resting a commander's baton on a table with a crown, sceptre and plumed helmet, on a draped terrace
    oil on canvas
    28 7/8 x 23¼ in. (73.3 x 59.2 cm.)


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    Louis XV (1710-1774) became King of France and of Navarre at the age of five. On his thirteenth birthday he attained legal majority and ruled until his death.

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    Provenance

    Sir Edward Sassoon, 2nd Bt. (1856-1912), and by descent to
    Sir Philip Sassoon, 3rd Bt. (1888-1939), 25 Park Lane, London, where recorded in the bedroom in 1939, and by inheritance to his sister
    Sybil, Marchioness of Cholmondeley (1894-1989), Houghton Hall, Norfolk, and by descent; [Works of Art from Houghton], Christie's, London, 8 December 1994, lot 145.