Portraits - Louis XIV: redux
King Louis XIV of France was documented by painters from his childhood. Unlike Napoleon whose portraits documents his actions Louis XIV's portraits use classical mythology to enshrine and celebrate the Sun Kings power.
|Hyacinthe Rigaud, Louis XIV, 701|
|Charles Poerson, Portrait of Louis, the Victor of the Fronde, portrayed as the god Jupiter, 1655|
|Jean Nocret, Chatêau de Versailles (Louis and his family portrayed as Roman gods), 1670|