A striking pose of Louis XVI, the French monarch who lost his life at the guillotine in 1793. This 19th C. miniature is based on several portraits of the Bourbon king by Antoine-Francois Callet and his followers during and after Louis' life time.
The king is wearing a crimson coat richly embroidered in gold, and featuring the Huguenot cross. Nature provides the background. The painting is signed at the right n. Callet, which is roughly translated After Callet.
The portrait is framed in faux tortoise shell. Painting and frame are in excellent conditions.