Offered by Galerie Nicolas Lenté
16th to 18th century furniture, paintings and works of art
Lovely portrait of a young princess, Marie Anne Victoire of Bavaria, dauphine of France, wife of Louis de France dit Dauphin, son of Louis XIV and grandmother of Louis XV.
The young woman is represented in bust, wearing a blue dress, white shirt and a tunic embroidered with gold. Gemstone clasps hold the rich fabrics together and her gold cloth bodice is decorated with silver embroidery and encrusted with precious stones.
A blue ribbon is tied in her curly brown hair, partially tied back and parted in the middle. The thick wavy locks start from the middle of the forehead, go down along the cheeks and fall behind the shoulders; a long curl detaches from it and spreads over the chest.
The young princess with a lively and kind look shines with the radiance of her youth, but also with her determination to become the queen of the French.
Late 17th century French School
Oil on canvas in oval shape
Dimensions: h. 26.37 in, w. 21.65 in
Louis XIV period frame in gilded and carved wood decorated with laurel leaves
Framed dimensions: H. 33.85 in, w. 28.74 in
Marie Anne Christine Victoire Josèphe Bénédicte Rosalie Pétronille of Bavaria, born Maria Anna Christina Victoria von Bayern, was a Bavarian princess born on November 28, 1660 in Munich and died in Versailles on April 20, 1690.
Eldest daughter of the elector Ferdinand-Marie of Bavaria and of Henriette of Savoy, Marie-Anne of Bavaria, from the age of eight, was betrothed to her cousin Louis of France, known as the "Grand Dauphin", who was seven (1668 ).
In view of such a brilliant destiny, the future Queen of France received a very careful education. Besides her mother tongue, German, she is fluent in French and Italian, and knows Latin. Very early on, she showed her joy and pride in becoming Dauphine of France, a country to which she already felt very close, not forgetting that her mother Henriette-Adélaïde de Savoie, daughter of Christine de France and granddaughter of King Henri IV , was herself a first cousin of King Louis XIV.
After her marriage, Marie-Anne became the second most important woman at court after her mother-in-law, Queen Marie-Thérèse, wife of King Louis XIV.
9 000 €