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Ref  EB7  Les Dauphins

A French Royalist supporter's en grisaille portrait miniature pendant, circa 1795 - 1800, depicting the ill-fated sons of Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette. Louis Joseph de France, [22 October 1781 – 4 June 1789], was the second child and elder son of King Louis and Marie Antionette. As the eldest son and heir apparent, he was Dauphin of France. Louis Joseph died at age seven of tuberculosis and was succeeded as Dauphin by his four year old brother Louis Charles, [27 March 1785 – 8 June 1795]. When his father was executed in January 1793 Louis Charles was proclaimed to be King Louis XVII by the royalists. Louis XVII was imprisoned from August 1792 until his death at the age of ten in 1795 from illness caused by the harsh prison conditions he endured. The portrait is painted en grisaille, a monochrome painting technique using neutral tones to achieve realism and a luminous effect, so appropriate for this poignant subject. It is the manner of the miniaturist Henry de Janvry. The portrait is set to a gold pendant mount within a glazed compartment. It measures 1.5 inches by 3/4 of an inch and is well executed and immaculate. Poor little mites.

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louischarles       louisjoseph
                                       The Dauphins, Louis Joseph and Louis Charles


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                        The Dauphin being taken from his mother, Marie Antionette







 

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