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Régence period portrait - Van Loo circle
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Ref : 101561
15 000 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
l. 41.34 inch X H. 48.03 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - Régence period portrait - Van Loo circle 18th century - Régence period portrait - Van Loo circle French Regence - Régence period portrait - Van Loo circle Antiquités - Régence period portrait - Van Loo circle
Antiquités Philippe Glédel

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Régence period portrait - Van Loo circle

Important Régence period portrait representing a young woman of high society. The latter is represented from front to mid-body, richly dressed in a shimmering silk dress with a neckline and lace sleeves, a midnight blue coat covered with a red fabric.

This painting, which could be hastily attributed to Largillière's workshop, both because of its date of creation and the quality of its drapery, is undoubtedly a "corridor painting", that is to say a painting painted to be seen from the side. It is however imbued with a certain softness typical of the Van Loo family, and one thinks in particular of Jean-Michel or Carle Van Loo, while its date of creation brings to mind Jean-Baptiste Van Loo.
The so-called "corridor" paintings were once highly sought after by connoisseurs and great collectors, notably because they are most often works by the master and not by the studio.
Moreover, the quality of the execution is undeniable and one can appreciate the skills of the colorist in the delicate rendering of skin tones and fabrics, as well as the virtuoso treatment of the hands and hair, the virtuosity of the movement of the rich draperies and finally the luxury of the jewels which make this a spectacular piece, further enhanced by its exceptionally fine frame.

This work is typical of the great academic portraits of the French nobility of the early 18th century in the spirit of the Van Loo.

The frame of Louis XIV period and of great quality is in natural oak very richly carved with arabesque decorations linked by C-shaped scrolls, quivers, shells, palmettes with flowers in the spandrels, crosses, ironwork motifs and acanthus bases (in the corners and in the middle).

French school. Van Loo circle. Regency period.



Dimensions:

Frame: height 91.5 cm x width 73.5 cm (format 30 F).

Frame: height 122 cm x width 105 cm x thickness 9.5 cm.
Moulding width 18,5 cm / angles 23,5 cm.


Condition:

Mid-18th century retouched painting, in its former frame.
Cleaned, cleared of important repaints (with varnish) which did not affect the original pictorial layer, and re-varnished by our restorer.

Frame in a superb original condition. We observe on the back a key mount, a beautiful patina hare dress and an original wrought iron hook.

Antiquités Philippe Glédel

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18th Century Oil Painting French Regence