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English School, 19th Century, after Petitot

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English School, 19th Century, after Petitot
Louise de la Valliére, facing right in low-cut blue dress edged with white lace and tied with a scarlet bow; the sleeves slashed to reveal white, red bow at corsage, a yellow stole over her shoulders, pearl necklace and earrings, curled hair
oval, 2½in. (63mm.) high; and a Gentleman, full face in gold-studded breast plate, full bottomed powdered wig (English School, late 19th Century)
rectangular gilt-metal frame
oval, 2½in. (63mm.) high (2)

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Louise de la Valliére (1644-1710) was the mistress of Louis XIV and bore him four children
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