The Wallace Collection

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  • Lizinka-Aimée-Zoé de Mirbel (1796 - 1849)
  • Louis XVIII
  • France
  • 1819
  • Miniature
  • Painted on ivory
  • Image size: 15.1 x 12.1 cm
  • Signature: 'Mll. Lzinka / 1819'
    Label: '1688 Louis XVIII'
    Label: '88'
  • M282
  • West Gallery II
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • This is a second version of Mme de Mirbel (then Mlle Rue)'s portrait of Louis XVIII (now in a private collection), painted, unlike the first version, with the aid of sittings from the King, and exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1819. The composition recalls earlier portraits of the King by artists such as Isabey and Gros. She has only lightly improved the less attractive features of the plump and florid King, choosing even to include the grey hairs protruding through his dark and bushy eyebrows.