LOO, Carle van
(b. 1705, Nice, d. 1765, Paris)
Portrait of Marie Leszczynska, Queen of Francec. 1748
Oil on canvas, 224 x 152 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence
Marie Leszczynska married Louis XV in 1725. By the time this portrait was made, Madame de Pompadour was the king's official mistress, and unofficial ruler of France.