Louis XIV (1638-1715), King of France. He marries Maria Theresa of Austria. “The state is me!”. He “invents” the absolute monarchy, breaking the wishes of the nobles by keeping them at the court of the Palace of Versailles. He reigns, like the “Sun King”, illuminating the “Century of Lights”. Old manufacture of Gustave Vertunni, France, around 1940. Hollow lead figurine, filled with plaster. Scale 55mm to the eye line. Overall height : 60 – 65mm.