NGV National Gallery of Victoria

Louis I

Michel-Ange Houasse
French 1680–1730
Louis I, King of Spain 1717
oil on canvas
172.0 x 112.0 cm
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (P02387)

Lived: 25 August 1707 – 31 August 1724

Reigned: 14 January 1724 – 31 August 1724

Married to Louise Elisabeth d’Orléans.

Louis I attained the Spanish throne aged 16 after the abdication of his father, Philip V. After only seven months Louis died of smallpox and his father once again resumed the throne.