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Agostino Masucci - Portrait of a Noble Boy in Oriental Costume - Walters 37857
Anne Vallayer-Coster - Queen Marie-Antoinette - Walters 38323

Anne Vallayer-Coster - Queen Marie-Antoinette - Walters 38323

This miniature may be copied from a now-lost portrait of Marie-Antoinette by Anne Vallayer-Coster, who was one of the queen's favorite artists. Vallayer-Coster was celebrated for her still lifes, but she receiv... More

Anne Vallayer-Coster - Queen Marie-Antoinette - Walters 38323FXD

Anne Vallayer-Coster - Queen Marie-Antoinette - Walters 38323FXD

This miniature may be copied from a now-lost portrait of Marie-Antoinette by Anne Vallayer-Coster, who was one of the queen's favorite artists. Vallayer-Coster was celebrated for her still lifes, but she receiv... More

Augustin Ritt - Czarina Catherine II and Count Alexander Lanskoi - Walters 38343

Augustin Ritt - Czarina Catherine II and Count Alexander Lanskoi - Wal...

Augustin Ritt (Russian, 1765-1799). 'Czarina Catherine II and Count Alexander Lanskoi,' 2nd half 18th century. watercolor on ivory, jade, gold, with bronze frame. Walters Art Museum (38.343): Gift of the A. Jay... More

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Back

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Back

The box is decorated with images of the children of Louis XV and Queen Marie Leszczynska: Louise-Elizabeth and Marie-Adelaide (on the cover); Victoire-Louise and Sophie-Philippine (on the base); Louis the dauph... More

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Bottom

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Bott...

The box is decorated with images of the children of Louis XV and Queen Marie Leszczynska: Louise-Elizabeth and Marie-Adelaide (on the cover); Victoire-Louise and Sophie-Philippine (on the base); Louis the dauph... More

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Left Side

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Left...

The box is decorated with images of the children of Louis XV and Queen Marie Leszczynska: Louise-Elisabeth and Marie Adelaide (on the cover); Victoireand Sophie(on the base); Louis the dauphin with a kite (on t... More

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Right Side

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Righ...

The box is decorated with images of the children of Louis XV and Queen Marie Leszczynska: Louise-Elizabeth and Marie-Adelaide (on the cover); Victoire-Louise and Sophie-Philippine (on the base); Louis the dauph... More

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Top

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Top

The box is decorated with images of the children of Louis XV and Queen Marie Leszczynska: Louise-Elizabeth and Marie-Adelaide (on the cover); Victoire-Louise and Sophie-Philippine (on the base); Louis the dauph... More

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136

The box is decorated with images of the children of Louis XV and Queen Marie Leszczynska: Louise-Elizabeth and Marie-Adelaide (on the cover); Victoire-Louise and Sophie-Philippine (on the base); Louis the dauph... More

British - Portrait of a Lady Wearing an Elaborate Hat - Walters 371985

British - Portrait of a Lady Wearing an Elaborate Hat - Walters 371985

Anonymous (English). 'Portrait Of Lady Wearing Elaborate Hat,' 1780-1800. oil on canvas. Walters Art Museum (37.1985): S. & A. P. Fund.

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes - Portrait of El General Ricardos - Walters 37283

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes - Portrait of El General Ricardos -...

Copy after Francisco Jos� de Goya y Lucientes. 'Portrait Of General Ricardos,' 18th century. oil on canvas. Walters Art Museum (37.283): Acquired by Henry Walters.

Francois-Hubert Drouais - Portrait of a Young Lady - Walters 37390 - Before Treatment
François Dumont - Mademoiselle de Montbrizon - Walters 38337

François Dumont - Mademoiselle de Montbrizon - Walters 38337

In this circular miniature, Mlle de Montbrizon looks up from her desk with a letter in her hand. Polite and expressive letter writing was a highly prized social accomplishment in 18th-century France. In Paris, ... More

George Beare - Portrait of a Lady Holding a Book - Walters 37232

George Beare - Portrait of a Lady Holding a Book - Walters 37232

George Beare (British, active 1738-49). 'Portrait of a Lady Holding a Book,' ca. 1740-49. oil on canvas. Walters Art Museum (37.232): Acquired by Henry Walters, before 1929.

Giovanni Battista Gaulli - Portrait of a Man - Walters 371832

Giovanni Battista Gaulli - Portrait of a Man - Walters 371832

The glittering embroidery on the sitter's ermine-trimmed jacket recalls 17th-century Polish uniforms and suggests that he may have been a member of a visiting delegation to Rome. Born and trained in Genoa, Baci... More

Giuseppe Ghislandi - Portrait of a Young Nobleman - Walters 37486

Giuseppe Ghislandi - Portrait of a Young Nobleman - Walters 37486

This portrait has an informal, private character and was probably meant as a gift for a friend. The sitter's cap is the type a nobleman would don at home when not wearing his wig. Ghislandi, the greatest Lombar... More

Gobelin Manufactory - Portrait of Louis XVI (1745-93) - Walters 8227

Gobelin Manufactory - Portrait of Louis XVI (1745-93) - Walters 8227

This tapestry, reproducing a portrait of the king painted at the time of his coronation by Joseph Duplessis (1774), was presented as a state gift to Prince Henry of Prussia in 1784. It remained in the possessio... More

Gobelin Manufactory - Portrait of Louis XVI (1745-93) - Walters 8227FXD

Gobelin Manufactory - Portrait of Louis XVI (1745-93) - Walters 8227FX...

This tapestry, reproducing a portrait of the king painted at the time of his coronation by Joseph Duplessis (1774), was presented as a state gift to Prince Henry of Prussia in 1784. It remained in the possessio... More

Italian - Portrait of a Lady - Walters 37394

Italian - Portrait of a Lady - Walters 37394

This unidentified, fashionably dressed lady wishes to be represented, above all, as a student of ancient culture. On the table next to a sheet of music is a cabinet with casts of ancient carved gems, which were... More

Italian - Portrait of an Architect and Sculptor - Walters 371009

Italian - Portrait of an Architect and Sculptor - Walters 371009

The unidentified sitter presents himself as a sculptor by the stylus for sculpting clay in his right hand, and as an architect by the compass and architectural drawing on the table. Behind him is a statue of Ro... More

Italian - Portrait of the Marchioness Angela Maria Lombardi - Walters 37400

Italian - Portrait of the Marchioness Angela Maria Lombardi - Walters ...

Angela Maria Lercari was born in Genoa in 1684 and married Marquis Anton Filippo Lombardi in 1704. The marchioness wears a splendid costume that enhances her beauty and marks her social status. Her "mantua" (a ... More

Italian - Ring with Miniature Portrait - Walters 571753 - Group

Italian - Ring with Miniature Portrait - Walters 571753 - Group

Depicted in the painted enamel is a portrait of a lady holding a letter.

Jean-Marc Nattier - Portrait Of Marquise D'Argenson - Walters 37895

Jean-Marc Nattier - Portrait Of Marquise D'Argenson - Walters 37895

The elegant works of Jean-Marc Nattier exemplify mid 18th-century French portraiture. Although he was admitted to the Académie Royale (Royal Academy) as a painter of historical subjects (then ranked as the hig... More

Jeremiah Meyer - Portrait of Frederick, Bishop of Osnabruck, afterwards Duke of York (1763-1827) - Walters 3852

Jeremiah Meyer - Portrait of Frederick, Bishop of Osnabruck, afterward...

At the age of 15, the German-born Meyer was taken to London, where he studied with Christian F. Zincke, a specialist in painting in enamel on copper. In 1764, he became painter in miniature to Queen Charlotte a... More

Jeremiah Meyer - Portrait of George, Prince of Wales, afterwards King George IV (1762-1830) - Walters 3853

Jeremiah Meyer - Portrait of George, Prince of Wales, afterwards King ...

At the age of 15, the German-born Meyer was taken to London, where he studied with Christian Friedrich Zincke, a specialist in painting in enamel on copper. In 1764, he became painter in miniature to Queen Char... More

John Smart - Portrait of a Boy - Walters 38266

John Smart - Portrait of a Boy - Walters 38266

Smart is especially remembered for his miniature portraits of children. He preferred to work on a small scale, painting with minute brush strokes.

Louis Marie Sicard - Portrait of King Louis XVI - Walters 3855

Louis Marie Sicard - Portrait of King Louis XVI - Walters 3855

Louis Marie Sicard was a painter at the French Court between 1780 and 1784. The signature "R. Fortin" is a later addition. (Fortin, a French artist who fled to England during the French Revolution, exhibited a... More

Nathaniel Hone - A Man - Walters 38270
Nathaniel Plimer - Self-Portrait - Walters 3884

Nathaniel Plimer - Self-Portrait - Walters 3884

As youths, Nathaniel and his brother Andrew (1763-1837) left home to travel with the gypsies. Eventually, he settled in London and studied with the enameler Henry Bone and the fashionable miniaturist Richard Co... More

Peter Adolf Hall - Portrait of Queen Marie Antoinette - Walters 38615

Peter Adolf Hall - Portrait of Queen Marie Antoinette - Walters 38615

Hall left Sweden for France in 1766. Within three years, he was officially a painter to King Louis XVI. Hall introduced to French miniature painting a seemingly spontaneous technique employing broad, loose br... More

Pietro Longhi - Portrait of a Lady - Walters 37395

Pietro Longhi - Portrait of a Lady - Walters 37395

This unidentified woman has a cool, confident expression. Her hair is powdered white, and her low-cut dress is decorated with flowers, but she wears no jewels, coquettishly suggesting the innocence of a simple ... More

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni - Portrait of Cardinal Prospero Colonna di Sciarra - Walters 371205

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni - Portrait of Cardinal Prospero Colonna di Scia...

Batoni was particularly famous for his portraits and had many elite clients, such as Cardinal Prospero Colonna di Sciarra (1708-65), who was a member of a great Roman noble family. The cardinal can be identifie... More

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni - Portrait of Joseph Henry of Straffan - Walters 371932

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni - Portrait of Joseph Henry of Straffan - Walter...

Batoni was the most sought after portrait painter in 18th-century Rome. Visitors, especially young British men on their Grand Tour of the Continent, wanted to have him paint their portraits. In this example, th... More

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni - Portrait of Prince Abbondio Rezzonico as Senator of Rome - Walters 37263

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni - Portrait of Prince Abbondio Rezzonico as Sena...

Depicted here in ceremonial costume is the powerful prince Abbondio Rezzonico (1742-1810), a senator of Rome and the nephew of Pope Clement XIII. The prince poses with great pomp. The avoidance of eye contact w... More

Rembrandt Peale - Portrait of Dr Meer - Walters 372778

Rembrandt Peale - Portrait of Dr Meer - Walters 372778

Rembrandt was the son of the well-known Neoclassical portraitist, Charles Willson Peale, who used his influence to launch his children's careers as artists. In 1795, Charles used his connections to get 17-year-... More

Sebastiano Ceccarini - Portrait of a Noblewoman - Walters 37410

Sebastiano Ceccarini - Portrait of a Noblewoman - Walters 37410

Turning her gaze towards the spectator with one hand resting on her hip, this noblewoman has a stately, matronly appearance that is intended to express personal discipline and dignity. Her lavish costume-with a... More

Maria Clementina Sobieska, by Venetian school of the 18th century

Maria Clementina Sobieska, by Venetian school of the 18th century

Portrait of Maria Clementina Sobieska (1702-1735)

Maria Klementyna Sobieska0

Maria Klementyna Sobieska0

Polski: Maria Klementyna Sobieska (1702-1735)

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni - Portrait of Joseph Henry of Straffan - Walters 371932FXD

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni - Portrait of Joseph Henry of Straffan - Walter...

Batoni was the most sought after portrait painter in 18th-century Rome. Visitors, especially young British men on their Grand Tour of the Continent, wanted to have him paint their portraits. In this example, t... More

Nathaniel Plimer - Self-Portrait - Walters 3884 cropped
Ferdinand IV of Naples - Walters Art Museum

Ferdinand IV of Naples - Walters Art Museum

Ferdinand IV, King of Naples (1751-1825) Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.

Louise Marie de France by Barrière

Louise Marie de France by Barrière

Princess Louise Marie of France (1737–1787), youngest daughter of Louis XV and Marie Leszczyńska.

Louise Élisabeth and Adélaïde de France

Louise Élisabeth and Adélaïde de France

Louise Élisabeth and Marie Adélaïde, daughters of Louis XV and Marie Leszczyńska.

Philippe de France by Barrière

Philippe de France by Barrière

Philippe (1730–1733), Duke of Anjou and youngest son of Louis XV and Marie Leszczyńska.

Victoire and Sophie de France

Victoire and Sophie de France

Victoire (1733-1799) and Sophie (1734-1782), daughters of Louis XV and Marie Leszczyńska.