Chantilly factory / Bust of Louis XV / 1745 - 1750Chantilly factory
Bust of Louis XV
1745 - 1750

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Creator Name: Chantilly Factory
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Manufacturer
Creator Dates/Places: active about 1726
Creator Name-CRT: Chantilly factory
Title: Bust of Louis XV
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1745
Creation End Date: 1750
Creation Date: 1745 - 1750
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Porcelain
Materials and Techniques: Soft paste porcelain
Dimensions: H.17-3/4 x W.6-3/4 x D.5-3/4 in. (at base)
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 83.140
Credit Line: The Groves Fund and the John R.Van Derlip Fund

This bust of the King of France, Louis XV, is one of a series of the king made by the Chantilly Factory in about 1750. They show the king at different ages, although always dressed in armor. The Chantilly factory produced soft-paste porcelain, made from white clay and ground glass, creating an imitation of the Chinese high-fired porcelain prized by Europeans from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. The Chantilly porcelains were often covered with an opaque white tin glaze which hid the imperfections of the clay. This bust was probably inspired by a bronze bust of Louis XV by Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, the king's official sculptor.

AMICA ID: MIA_.83.140
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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