The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Louis XVIII
  • Jean-Baptiste Isabey (1767 - 1855)
  • Louis XVIII
  • France
  • 1814
  • Miniature
  • Watercolour on ivory
  • Image size: 5.5 x 3.6 cm
  • Signature: 'J. Isabey 1814'
  • M241
  • West Gallery III
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  • Louis XVIII, brother of the executed Louis XVI, succeeded as King in 1814 and again, after the Hundred Days, in 1815. Despite his long history of patronage from Napoleon and his Bonapartist sympathies, Isabey (a natural courtier) received commissions from Louis and his family.