Hyacinthe Rigaud: Portrait of King Louis XV of France in Coronation Robes (1730)

(Château de Versailles, Versailles, France)

A beautiful state-portrait by Hyacinthe Rigaud. The sitter is Louis XV, King of France and Navarre (1710-1774), here at the age of 20. The reign of Louis XV was characterized by wars, clashes between the Court and Parliament, and religious feuds which weakened the monarchy and country. Painting from 1730