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French School Of The Seventeenth Century, Circle Of Vignon (1593-1670)
French School Of The Seventeenth Century, Circle Of Vignon (1593-1670) - Paintings & Drawings Style Louis XIII French School Of The Seventeenth Century, Circle Of Vignon (1593-1670) - French School Of The Seventeenth Century, Circle Of Vignon (1593-1670) - Louis XIII Antiquités - French School Of The Seventeenth Century, Circle Of Vignon (1593-1670)
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Period :
17th century
Provenance :
Private collection
Medium :
Oil on panel
Dimensions :
l. 31.5 inch X H. 31.5 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - French School Of The Seventeenth Century, Circle Of Vignon (1593-1670) 17th century - French School Of The Seventeenth Century, Circle Of Vignon (1593-1670) Louis XIII - French School Of The Seventeenth Century, Circle Of Vignon (1593-1670) Antiquités - French School Of The Seventeenth Century, Circle Of Vignon (1593-1670)
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French School Of The Seventeenth Century, Circle Of Vignon (1593-1670)

Saint John the Baptist in a landscape Oil on wood (80 cm by 80 cm) Large very decorative panel represents the young St. John the Baptist in a landscape, it is sitting on a rock holding his shepherd's crook with a scroll rolled up at the top (on some tables there is a cross) a lamb at his feet (in connection with the Lamb of God). He wears a sheepskin coat and a big red cape. St. John is the patron of several cities: Turin, Genoa and Florence, for example. In Rome, the Basilica of Saint John Lateran is dedicated to him. Claude Vignon, French painter (Tours 1593 Paris 1670). French artists of the first half of the seventeenth century, Vignon is one of those whose style is easier to recognize and who has the most product. But it is also one of those who have been the most open to the most varied influences, Parisian maniérisants Caravaggio and Rembrandt as masters of Fetti, Guercino, Simon Vouet, etc. After an apprenticeship in Paris, it is in Italy from 1610 and Rome in 1617, the year of his Martyrdom of St. Matthew (Arras museum), which reminds Borgianni and Serodine. The following year he serious, according to his friend Simon Vouet, the Lovers (the original is probably fuction. Rome in the coll. Pallavicini). 1619 dates his amazing Adoration of the Magi (Museum Dayton [Ohio], engraved by the artist himself, preparatory drawing in the Louvre), which could pass, not without reason, as the work of Domenico Fetti. In 1622, no doubt, the artist won with the Wedding at Cana (Potsdam, painting destroyed in 1945) the competition organized by Prince Ludovisi. It seems during these same years, having undertaken an adventurous trip to Spain. Back in Paris in 1623, he signed his marriage contract with his first wife Charlotte Leu. It produces paintings that date from a less obscure bill. He painted for churches religious subjects, but also historical subjects: ancient, medieval and contemporary without forgetting the mythological subjects and portraits. It is under the protection of Louis XIII and Richelieu, he traveled in Spain and also works as a merchant of art ...

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17th Century Oil Painting Louis XIII