An unknown Nobleman from the Court of Louis XIV
An unknown Nobleman from the Court of Louis XIV

JEAN PETITOT (1607-c.1747)

An unknown Nobleman from the Court of Louis XIV

c. 1700 France

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wearing red lined blue cloak and tied jabot, full-bottomed brown wig
l, gold mount set into a later silver-gilt frame with brooch clasp reverse

This portrait was probably once mounted on top of the lid of a snuff box and has since been transformed into a brooch. It is often difficult to establish the identity of Petitot's sitters, as is the case here, because his sitters were also his friends and he chose to present them in a courtly manner, one of grandeur than portray their inner character .

After the outbreak of the Civil war in 1643 Petitot went to France, where he achieved great success, having previously served at the court of Charles I. He received constant patronage from Louis XIV and his entourage.
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures (Dublin, privately published, 2009), pp 7, 22 (#51)
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4541
Medium
painted on enamel
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