French School: Madame de Ventadour with Portraits of Louis XIV and his Heirs. 1715 - 1720. This picture was painted to celebrate the role of the duchesse de Ventadour in ensuring the continuation of the Bourbon dynasty. She is shown leading the duc d’Anjou, the future Louis XV (1710-74), whom she saved during the measles epidemic of 1712. Oil on canvas, 127.6 x 161 cm.
Wallace Collection, London, Great Britain
By kind permission of the Trustees of the Wallace Collection, London / Art Resource, NY
5214 X 4150 px