Portraits - Louis XIV

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, ChatĂȘau de Versailles (Louis and his family portrayed as Roman gods), 1670


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