Louis XIV, king of France

Jean NocretCirca 1653

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles
Versailles, France

Louis XIV is depicted aged about 15 and dressed in a military parade uniform. The artist uses a theatrical effect, opening a curtain on the scene. He also uses allegory – Fame who crowns him with laurel and the putto handing him the olive branch. But he is also careful to show topographical realism below in the detailed description of the place Dauphine and the place du Pont-Neuf in Paris.

Full title : Louis XIV, king of France (1638-1715)


  • Title: Louis XIV, king of France
  • Creator Lifespan: 1615 - 1672
  • Creator Nationality: French
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Paris
  • Creator Birth Place: Nancy
  • Date: Circa 1653
  • Provenance: © RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: http://www.chateauversailles.fr
  • Titre: Louis XIV, roi de France (1638-1715)
  • Painter: Attributed to Jean Nocret

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