Standing Figure of Louis XV

French
about 1760–74
Made at Niderviller Manufactory (France)


Dimensions

Overall: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

65.2015

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (faience) decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Standing figure of Louis XV attired in Roman costume; laurel wreath on head, baton in right hand on hip; dark blue cape, globe decorated with fleur-de-lis, with helmet on top in rear, square base.

Markings

none

Provenance

Probably purchased in Paris by Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI [see note]; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

NOTE: An old photograph of the object by Marc Vaux (1895-1971) in the curatorial file indicates that the figure was once in Paris, where Forsyth Wickes made a number of acquisitions.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection