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Title: Préparation for a Portrait of Louis XV (1710-1774)
Maurice Quentin de La Tour (French, Saint-Quentin 1704–1788 Saint-Quentin)
Medium: Pastel on blue paper, arched top
Dimensions: sheet (original sheet): 12 7/8 x 9 7/16 in. (32.7 x 24 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mary Tavener Holmes, in honor of Donald Posner, 2005
Accession Number: 2005.66
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