Masteful portrait of a young aristocrat created in 18 century in the style and quality of world-famous french painter Nicolas de Largilliere (1656 - Paris - 1746).
N.de Largilliere was french paintrer of Rococo time and together with Hyacinthe Rigaud acknowledged as first portrait painter of his time.He studied in the Netherlands and England. In the Netherlands he became acquainted with the work of Rubens and van Dyck, who affected him lastingly. In England he worked as an assistant Peter Lelys. Largillierre learned since 1668 in Antwerp under Alexander Goubau and stepped 1673 or 1674 into the Lukasgilde .. Then he went to London and remained daselbst four years, until pursuits imposed over the catholics drove him out. It turned to Paris and left this place only on short time, when it became to appoint from Jakob II. of England during his accession to England, in order to paint him and the queen. 1705 he became a professor, 1738 director, 1743 chancellors that Paris academy. It died 20 March 1746 in Paris. Largillierre left numerous Portraits, from private individuals and french court . In the Louvre there is his portrait of Lebrun. Today his portraits, historical scenes and still lifes are situated in the most famous museum around of the world from USA, France until Hermitage in Russia.
Provenance: An important german noble castle (old Foto of this painting, hanging in the castle´s interior would be attached to the painting)
Inscription: unsigned, on the frame -old metal plaque with the name of artist , on the reverse - old label with name of artist and inventory number of castle)
Technique: oil on canvas. Old salon style gold-plated frame of the late date.
Measurements: unframed w 21" x h 25 3/4" (53 x 65 cm), framed w 28 3/4" x h 33 1/2" (73 x 85 cm)
Condition: in good condition,surface smooth, no inpaintings, canvas was relined ca.100 years ago.