Louis XVI (1754–1793), King of France

Jean Laurent Mosnier French

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Mosnier was a favored portraitist at the French court, who worked both on ivory and on canvas; after the French Revolution, he led an itinerant life, moving first to London and then Hamburg and St. Petersburg. The costume in which Louis XVI is represented is identical to that worn in a miniature of him attributed Antoine Callet (1741–1823) dated 1787, also in The Met’s collection.

Louis XVI (1754–1793), King of France, Jean Laurent Mosnier (French, Paris 1743/44–1808 St. Petersburg), Ivory

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