Tournières, Robert Atelier - Wax Stamp / Inventory Number Portrait Hst flag

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"Tournières, Robert Atelier - Wax Stamp / Inventory Number Portrait Hst"
Tournières, Robert 1667 Caen – 1752

HST 81 x 63 cm – Very good condition –

Relining – Beautiful frame with flowered spandrels –
Wax stamp on the back with Inventory number

Splendid half-body portrait of a French nobleman dressed in chest armor , a similar representation exists by Tournières, of a member of the Order of the Holy Spirit –

This was the most prestigious knightly order in Europe –

Soft hues, radiance of complexions, exuberance and restraint all at once are the dominant features of his pictorial writing – Profusion of shimmering fabrics, cambric with broken folds, very airy powdered wigs often with a dark background for these portraits –

He subtracts more than he shows – Great finesse of the subject –

Robert Le Vrac Tournieres was born and died in Caen, he had a long and brilliant career in Paris -

For fifty years an aristocratic and bourgeois clientele frequented his workshop - With a notable production of portraits, allegories, vanities and religious paintings - He became known under the name of a village near Bayeux, Tournières that his family loved - A heterogeneous training followed: Académie de Saint Luc de Paris -

Received master painter in 1695 - Training continued at Bon Boullogne. (1649-1717) where he frequented Charles Parrocel –

Workshop of Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659-1743) where the latter let him completely execute copies of canvases, thus marking the total confidence of Rigaud and the perfect mastery of Tournières who is mentioned several times in his book of reasons ( account book) –

Approved by the Academy in 1701, he set out on his own and presented no less than twenty-one portraits, as many as Rigaud and Largillierre, which earned him recognition –
Price: 8 500 €
Artist: Tournières, Robert Atelier -cachet De Cire / Numéro D’inventaire
Period: 18th century
Style: Other Style
Condition: Excellent condition

Material: Oil painting
Width: 63
Height: 81

Reference: 1293929
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