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Louis XVI, king of France and Navarre (1754-1793), wearing his grand royal costume in 1779

Antoine-François Callet1789

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

This is the largest portrait of Louis XVI in Versailles. This king is much less represented in the collections than Louis XIV and Louis XV, notably for the full-length portraits.

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  • Title: Louis XVI, king of France and Navarre (1754-1793), wearing his grand royal costume in 1779
  • Creator: Antoine-François Callet
  • Date Created: 1789
  • Physical Dimensions: w1960 x h2780 mm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Style: French painting, 18th century
  • Provenance: The painting entered the Palace of Versailles in the reign of Louis-Philippe, 19th century.
  • Original Title:  Louis XVI, roi de France et de Navarre (1754-1793), revêtu du grand costume royal en 1779

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