Portrait Thought to Show Louis XIV’s son revealed as British

February 4th, 2020

A large-scale portrait thought to be of the son of Louis XIV has been revealed to be of a lord mayor of London. “Of all the periods of art history this is the one people find the most difficult,” says Tabitha Barber, curator of British art 1550-1750 at Tate Britain. “Mainly because there aren’t many British names to latch on to. So I think there is a great deal to be discovered about this period, still. I’ve been working on this period for goodness knows how many decades and I’m still being surprised.”Read more at The Guardian