Portrait du dauphin Louis de France (1729 -1765) by Alexander Roslin

Portrait du Dauphin Louis de France (1729 -1765) - Alexander Roslin -

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait du Dauphin Louis de France (1729 -1765)
ArtistAlexander Roslin
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions65 x 54 cm
Art MovementRococo

About Portrait du Dauphin Louis de France (1729 -1765)

The artwork “Portrait du Dauphin Louis de France (1729-1765)” is a painting by Alexander Roslin, a notable artist of the Rococo period. This portrait depicts the Dauphin Louis de France, the heir apparent to the throne during that time.

The painting portrays a young man styled with the aristocratic fashion of the 18th century. He has a poised look, bearing a wig with elongated curls that was typical of the era. The Dauphin is dressed in a velvet coat with a visible blue sash and a red order across his chest, suggesting nobility and his royal status. His attire is adorned with intricate lace at the neck—another reflection of his high rank. The portrait exudes a sense of refined elegance, a characteristic of Rococo art, which often focused on the aristocracy and their leisurely lifestyles. The face is rendered with attention to detail, capturing the individual’s personality and social standing with precision. The frame surrounding the artwork is ornate, typical of the flamboyant decorative style of the Rococo movement, with carved details and a gilded finish that adds to the work’s sense of luxury and grandeur.

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