Portrait of Louis XIV, CA. 1660

By Robert Nanteuil

Application

Framed Art

Category

Library
Photo courtesy of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Location

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France

Medium

Pastel on paper

Size

16 ½ in. x 20 in. (50.7 cm x 42 cm)

Glazing

Optium Museum Acrylic®

The Challenge

  • To protect a delicate 17th century pastel during exhibition while providing an optimal viewing experience.

The Solution

Optium Museum Acrylic®

Acrylic is half the weight of glass and shatter resistant
Safeguards against injury and damage to artwork and visitors.

Anti-static protection exceeds that of glass
Immediately eliminates static charge.  Makes for safer, easier framing and less cleaning.

Abrasion resistant
A durable hard coat protects against scratches from cleaning and general exposure to the public.

Anti-reflective
Allows viewers to see the pastel rather than distracting reflections.

99% UV blocking
Protects the pastel works from the most damaging light wavelengths, helping prevent fading and degradation.

The Work

Historique:

  • collection du roi Umberto II d’Italie, 1933;
  • collection de S.A.R. la princesse Marie Beatrice de Savoie;
  • sa vente, Londres, Christie’s, 22 avril 2005;
  • collection particulière;
  • vente, Angleterre, 2008;
  • Londres, galerie Miles Barton;
  • vente, Paris, Christie’s, 23 juin 2009;
  • acquis à cette vente par l’Association des Amis de la BnF;
  • don de l’Association des Amis de la BnF en 2009
  • Restauré en 2010 par André Le Prat;
  • encadré avec un verre acrylique Optium® offert par Tru Vue.
  • Réserve B 11 a boîte format 4