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Le Sacre De Louis XV, Roy de France & de Navarre, dans l'Eglise de Reims, Le Dimanche XXV Octobre MDCCXXII.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



[S.l.:: ], [1732?]

Physical Description

[34] f., [40] pl. (10 dble.): illus.; 626 mm. (Broadsheet).


[T.pl.] - La France, La Religion [poem] - Avertissement - [Plates of 1. Partie, with Description and Explication] - [Plates of 2. Partie, showing habillements] - Table du Volume du Sacre de Louis XV - Noms Des Peintres Et Graveurs.

Responsibility Note

The 'Avertissement' states that the work was produced under the care of Danchet.

No plate is signed, but the book closes with a list of the 'Noms Des Peintres Et Graveurs', viz. D'Ulin, Perrot, Cochin, De Larmessin, Du Change, Tardieu, Beauvais, Desplaces, Dupuis, Edelinck, Chereau le jeune, Chereau l'aisné, Audrand, Petit, Haussard, Jaurat, Claude Drevet, Simonneau, De Berey, Baillieul and Puthau.

A pasted-in slip on the last leaf names the binder: 'Relié par Padeloup le jeune place Sorbonne à Paris'.


National Gallery (Washington), Mark J. Millard, I (1993), no. 110, p.322-3; S. Loudet, 'Le livre du sacre de Louis XV', in Gazette des Beaux Arts, 57 (February 1961), p. 105-16.

Summary Note

This elaborate description of the coronation celebrations and costumes, and its impressive format, provided a model for other representations of royal ceremonies.


Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Copy Note

The last leaf has affixed an engraved notice, 'Relié par Padeloup le jeune place Sorbonne à Paris'.

Binding Note

Contemporary black morocco; gilt borders and heraldic device on upper and lower covers; gilt-decorated spine, lettered, 'Le Sacre De Louis XV'.

Name as Subject


Coronations - Consecrations - Ceremonies - France - History - 18th century
Rulers - Monarchs - Publicizing - Publicity - France - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century