CALLET, Antoine-François
(b. 1741, Paris, d. 1823, Paris)

Portrait of Louis XVI

1778
Oil on canvas, 278 x 196 cm
Musée National du Château, Versailles

In May 1774 Louis XV died of smallpox at the age of sixty-four, and was succeeded by his twenty-year-old grandson, Louis Augustus, who became Louis XVI.