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Portrait of Louis XIV, CA. 1660

By Robert Nanteuil


Framed Art


Photo courtesy of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France


Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France


Pastel on paper


16 ½ in. x 20 in. (50.7 cm x 42 cm)


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.

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


  • 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