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Portrait of a Lady- attributed to François de Troy (1645 - 1730)
Portrait of a Lady- attributed to François de Troy (1645 - 1730) - Paintings & Drawings Style Louis XIV Portrait of a Lady- attributed to François de Troy (1645 - 1730) - Portrait of a Lady- attributed to François de Troy (1645 - 1730) - Louis XIV Antiquités - Portrait of a Lady- attributed to François de Troy (1645 - 1730)
Ref : 95599
8 100 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
L. 39.37 inch X l. 33.07 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - Portrait of a Lady- attributed to François de Troy (1645 - 1730) 18th century - Portrait of a Lady- attributed to François de Troy (1645 - 1730) Louis XIV - Portrait of a Lady- attributed to François de Troy (1645 - 1730)
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Portrait of a Lady- attributed to François de Troy (1645 - 1730)

François de Troy (1645; 1730) attributed. Presumed Portrait of Marie Adélaide de Savoy, mother of Louis XV

Canvas re-lined 80 cm by 64 cm
Old frame 100 cm by 84 cm

Marie Adélaide de Savoy, Duchess of Burgundy then Dauphine of France (1685; 1712)

Marie-Adélaïde de Savoie is born December 6, 1685. She is the eldest daughter of Anne-Marie d'Orléans and Victor-Amédée II de Savoie. He joined the league of Augsburg, against France, in 1686. However, from 1692, the Duke of Savoy, ready to change sides when it comes to the interest of his country, maintains secret relations with France. In 1696, a peace agreement was reached with, as a result, the union of the eldest grandson of Louis XIV, the Duke of Burgundy with Marie-Adélaïde de Savoie. It was agreed that the princess would live at the court of Versailles until her marriage, in order to become more familiar with the customs of her adopted country. Despite her young age, Marie-Adélaïde already knows a lot about the court of France, thanks to her mother, niece of Louis XIV, and her paternal grandmother, Marie-Jeanne-Baptiste de Savoie, great-granddaughter of Henry IV. Aware of the high rank she was to occupy one day thanks to her marriage, Marie-Adélaïde wrote to her grandmother: "I believe that I gave you very little joy [during my birth] and that you would have liked a boy, but I cannot doubt that you have forgiven me for having been a girl The Piedmontese princess married, by proxy, the heir to the crown of France on September 15, 1696, then took the road to France where she must be welcomed by the royal family. Marie-Adélaïde arrived there on November 4, 1696. Besides Louis XIV and Monseigneur le dauphin – father of the Duke of Burgundy – the princess met, for the first time, her maternal grandfather, Philippe d'Orléans, known as Monsieur. Immediately, the little Piedmontese dazzled by her grace, her bearing and the dignity she showed despite her young age. Knowing what the Marquise de Maintenon represents for the king, Marie-Adélaïde does not hesitate to call her “my aunt” in private. Louis XIV and his morganatic wife are definitely under the spell of the young princess. The monarch confides: "I would like his mother [Anne-Marie d'Orléans] to be here, witness to our joy". Adelaide's youth made her days sweeter and it was not uncommon for the king to have her jump on his knees when he was working in Madame de Maintenon's apartments. (…) History and Secrets

François de Troy (1645; 1730)

Youngest son and pupil of Antoine de Troy, he came very young to Paris where he became a pupil of Claude Lefebvre and Claude Loir. He will marry the latter's sister a few years later. He entered the Royal Academy in 1674, he became professor there in 1693 and director in 1708. He quickly gained a very good reputation as a portrait painter. Louis XIV sends him to the court of Munich to paint the portrait of Princess Marie Christine of Bavaria. He painted a large number of famous people. He is particularly appreciated by Madame de Montespan and Madame de Maintenon.

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18th Century Oil Painting Louis XIV