Maria Leszczyńska in a Robe de Cour
Loo, Carle van (1705-1765) autor kompozycji (malarz), Cars, Laurent (1699-1771) (rytownik)
Portrait in stone oval shown against stone blocks on a pedestal, and cartouche with the coats of arms surmounted by a crown ornamented with eagle wings. Depicted hip height, facing 3 left, hair partially up, with diadem, large earrings, in decolté dress embroidered with French lilies, lace collar and sleeves, ermine-lined cloak embroidered with French lilies, which spills outside the oval frame onto the pedestal. At the bottom is a cartouche surmounted by a crown with the coats of arms of France and Poland and the Wieniawa arms in the centre field. The engraving is a pendant to the portrait of Louis XV made in 1735.
Inscribed on rim: MARIA POLONIA PRINCEPS REGINA FRANCIA ET NAVARRE ANNO M.DCC.XXVIII.
Signed on pedestal:
bottom left: Vanloo Pinx.
bottom right: L. Cars Sculp.
On plinth: Offerebat P. Cômas – Savary Breves Subd. Paris Bac. T. – e regia Societate.