Portrait Of A Lady, French C.1660; Studio Of Charles & Henri Beaubrun(1602/1603 - 1692/1677) flag

Portrait Of A Lady, French C.1660; Studio Of Charles & Henri Beaubrun(1602/1603 - 1692/1677)
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"Portrait Of A Lady, French C.1660; Studio Of Charles & Henri Beaubrun(1602/1603 - 1692/1677)"
This portrait is an excellent example of the Baroque Beaubrun portrait style in which the cousins often presented the sitter with long hands and fingers, being an idealisation of female beauty at the time, and the contour between the neck and shoulder is a Beaubrun trademark. The painting abounds with ingenious flourishes and demonstrations of the painter's skill; it is perhaps unsurprising that the cousins were teachers and Treasurers at the prestigious Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris. A remarkable care is exercised, for example, in the painting of the sitter's face and hands and the treatment of the shimmering drapery. Red textiles were both celebratory and a mark of high status, and in this portrait a rich harmony of varying shades. The fabrics were immensely expensive and the jewels on the bodice, the chignon (or bun), and the necklace – all denoting wealth and social rank. France dictated fashions of Western Europe during much of the 17th century and the entirety of the 18th. Trends changed rapidly as the middle class replicated the style of the noble classes; the nobles would in turn devise new trends to remain more “refined” and superior than the middle class. France led in this area because England was wracked by civil war and Italy’s days of Renaissance glory were over. France developed into the main political and cultural power and from the mid century European rulers strove to imitate the powerful Sun King. France became the center for lace-making and silk and brocade manufacturing and its many goods were in high demand in other European countries. Presented in a fine antique frame. Charles and his cousin, Henri Beaubrun, belonged to a family of French portraitists of the 17th century. The cousins collaborated between 1630 and 1675 and became painters to the King and ladies of the court. Examples of which are now held in great museums such as the Palace of Versailles and the Prado. This collaboration has resulted in most of their work being attributed to the couple. Provenance: French private collection Measurements: Height 103cm, Width 83cm framed (Height 40.5”, Width 32.5” framed)
Price:5200 €
Artist : Atelier De Charles Et Henri Beaubrun (1602 Et 1603 - 1692 Et 1677)
Period:17th century
Style:Louis 14th, Regency
Condition : Bon état

Material : Huile sur toile
Width : 83
Height : 103
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