Plaque - Styles and Influences
Plaque with a Portrait of Louis XIV
France?; 18th c.
In spite of the amazing realism in official portraits of the king at a later age which were introduced by his portrait painter Antoine Benoist, and which can be seen on the medallion already mentioned, it is difficult to find a portrayal like this in French art of the 17th and 18th c. This leads us to believe that it was produced somewhere outside France, perhaps in Germany.