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Formerly attributed to Nicolas de Largillière (1656–1746) Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q550302

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Deutsch: Porträt Ludwig des XIV. und seiner Erben

English: Louis XIV and His Family

Object type painting


English: Note - a composite portrait of the Bourbon succession, made in the period 1715-1720. At the centre of the portrait is the Sun King, Louis XIV, most illustrious of his dynasty. His father (Louis XIII) and grandfather (Henry IV) are shown as busts. At the King's right is his son, Louis the Grand Dauphin; to the king's left is his eldest grandson, Louis, Duke of Burgundy. Both predeceased Louis XIV. The king gestures to his great-grandson, Louis Duke of Brittany, symbolising the older man's approval of his young heir. Madame de Ventadour, the young duke's governess (and the only non-royal in the painting) holds her charge's reins. Her presence references her role in "saving" the dynasty in the measles epidemic of 1712. [1]].

Deutsch: Dargestellte Personen: sitzend Louis XIV., dessen ältester Sohn Louis „le Grand Dauphin“, dessen ältester Sohn Louis Herzog von Burgund und wiederum dessen ältester Sohn Louis XV mit seiner Gouvernante der Herzogin von Ventadour. Also Louis XIV. mit seinem Sohn, Enkel und Urenkel. Anm.: keiner von diesen erbte die Krone; erst der jüngste Sohn des Herzogs von Burgund bestieg als Louis XV. den Thron.

Français : De gauche à droite : devant les bustes des rois Henri IV et Louis XIII, la duchesse de Ventadour, gouvernante des enfants royaux, le duc d’Anjou, devenu Louis XV (1710-1774) - ou bien son frère aîné le duc de Bretagne mort en 1712 -, le Grand dauphin, son grand-père, Louis XIV, son arrière-grand-père, et le duc de Bourgogne, son père.

Español: Mme. de Ventadour y cuatro generaciones de príncipes franceses, de izquierda a derecha: Luis, duque de Bretaña (vestido de niña); el Gran Delfín; su padre Luis XIV y el joven Luis, duque de Borgoña.

Date circa 1710

Medium oil on canvas

Dimensions Height: 127 cm (50 ″); Width: 160 cm (62.9 ″)


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Praising the return of kingship. 2 of 2: Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs

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