Bust of Louis XV
Made at the Rue de Charenton manufactory, Paris, 1743 - 1788
This bust of Louis XV (King of France from 1715 to 1774) shows the ruler wearing a cuirass—body armor that protects the torso above the waist—and a ribbon of the “Ordre du Saint-Esprit” (Order of the Holy Spirit). This figure was probably modeled on one of the several busts of Louis XV by French sculptor Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (1704-1778).
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