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Marie Leszcynska, Queen of France, after Nattier
  • After Jean-Marc Nattier (1685 - 1766)
  • After Jean-Marc Nattier (1685 - 1766)
  • Marie Leszcynska, Queen of France, after Nattier
  • France
  • c. 1748 - 1760
  • Miniature
  • Painted on ivory
  • Image size: 5.9 x 8.3 cm
    Frame size: 13.3 x 11 cm
  • Label: '1741' Printed
  • M119
  • Boudoir Cabinet
Commentary
Further Reading
  • Marie Lecszinska (1703-68), daughter of Stanislas, King of Poland, married Louis XV of France in 1725 when he was fifteen. They had ten children. This miniature derives from a famous portrait by Nattier of 1748, which captured her homely, pious nature: she is depicted in a simple day dress, turning from her reading of the Bible. At the Wallace Collection there is a reduced eighteenth-century copy on canvas of Nattier’s portrait (P437).