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Queen of France and Navarre
Marie Leszczinska wearing the “Le Sancy” diamond. Commissioned in 1747.
Marie Leszczyńska, daughter of the deposed King of Poland, married Louis XV in 1725 thanks to the influence of the Duke of Bourbon. Kept out of serious business and not held in particularly high regard in the Court, the Queen devoted her energies to the convent she founded in the town of Versailles for the education of poor girls. She also oversaw the moral and religious education of the Dauphin, her son, who died in 1765, three years before her.

Full title : Marie Leszczinska, queen of France (1703-1768)

Details

  • Title: Marie Leszczinska, queen of France
  • Creator: Carle Van Loo
  • Date Created: 1747
  • Physical Dimensions: w1930 x h2740 mm
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: Know more about Marie Leszczinska
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Style: French painting, 18th century, Court portrait
  • Provenance: Commissioned in 1747. Mentioned in the Mars Salon in Versailles up to 1788, then in the Château de Saint-Cloud in the early 19th century.
  • Original Title: Marie Leszczinska, reine de France (1703-1768)
  • Copyright: © Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN / © Christophe Fouin

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