Bust of Louis XV

French
about 1760
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France)


Dimensions

Overall: 26.4 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm (10 3/8 x 5 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

1983.43

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste biscuit porcelain (bust); soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration (pedestal)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Pair with 1983.44. Bust of Louis XV in white biscuit, fits onto molded tapering royal blue glazed pedestal with gold and white mouldings.

Markings

Stands: Interlaced Ls in Gold

Provenance

By 1964, R. Thornton Wilson, New York [see note 1]; 1983, bequest of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson. (Accession date: January 12, 1983)

NOTES:
[1] From 1964 until the time it was made a gift, this object, and MFA object 1983.44, were on loan to the MFA by R. Thornton Wilson.

Credit Line

Bequest of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson