The portrait, commissioned by Louis XIV from Hyacinthe Rigaud, was intended to be kept in the Palace of Versailles. Philippe V wears a black satin costume with a sword at his side; he wears the rigid white Spanish collar; his hand is laid on the crown of Spain; he wears the blue sash of the Order of the Holy Spirit and the Habsburg Order of the Golden Fleece: this coming together of the two principal orders of France and Spain announced the possibility of a union between the two crowns.

Full title : Philip V, king of Spain (1683-1746)


  • Title: Philip V, king of Spain
  • Creator: Hyacinthe Rigaud
  • Creator Lifespan: 1659 - 1743
  • Creator Death Place: Paris, France
  • Creator Birth Place: Perpignan, France
  • Date Created: 1701
  • Physical Dimensions: w1550 x h2300 mm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Style: French painting, early 18h century, Court portrait
  • Provenance: Commissioned in 1700, presented at the Salon of 1704. Mentioned in the Hôtel de la Surintendance in Versailles from 1760.
  • Original Title: Philippe V, roi d'Espagne (1683-1746)

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