Details: This poster is of a Portrait of French King Louis XIV, by Hyacinthe Riguad. It shows the King wearing an elaborate robe of red and blue.
Hyacinthe Rigaud (18 July 1659, Perpignan (Pyrénées-Orientales) - 29 December 1743, Paris) was a French baroque painter of Catalan origin whose career was based in Paris. He is renowned for his portrait paintings of Louis XIV, the royalty and nobility of Europe, and members of their courts. He was the most important portrait painter during the reign of King Louis XIV. His instinct for impressive poses and grand presentations precisely suited the tastes of the royal personages, ambassadors, clerics, courtiers and financiers who sat for him. Because Rigaud's paintings captured very exact likenesses along with the subject's costumes and background details, his paintings are considered precise records of contemporary fashions.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.