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Préparation for a Portrait of Louis XV (1710-1774)

Maurice Quentin de La Tour (French, Saint-Quentin 1704–1788 Saint-Quentin)

Date:
ca.1745
Medium:
Pastel on blue paper, arched top
Dimensions:
sheet (original sheet): 12 7/8 x 9 7/16 in. (32.7 x 24 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mary Tavener Holmes, in honor of Donald Posner, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.66
  • Provenance

    Galerie de Bayser, Paris ; Donor: Mary Tavener Holmes (American, born 1954)

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 25, 2005–July 24, 2005.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Eighteenth-Century Pastels," August 6, 2013–December 29, 2013.

  • References

    Nadine Orenstein, Carmen C. Bambach, Colta Ives, Perrin Stein "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection, 2004-2005: Renaissance and Baroque Europe; Europe 1700-1900." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s. vol. 63, no. 2, Fall 2005, p. 24, ill.

    Xavier Salmon Le voleur d'âmes: Maurice Quentin de la Tour. Ex. cat., Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon, 14 septembre-12 décembre 2004. Paris, 2004, cat. no. under no. 27, fig. no. 3, p. 126, ill.

    Neil Jeffares Dictionary of Pastellists before 1800. London, 2006, p. 294.

    Katharine Baetjer, Marjorie Shelley "Pastel Portraits, Images of 18th-Century Europe". cat. no. 18, 30, ill.



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