French school of the XVIIIth century around 1750.
Canvas of 72 cm by 58 cm
Victor Riquetti of Mirabeau (1715-1789).
A French man of letters whose son is Honoré-Gabriel de Mirabeau, one of the famous figures of the French Revolution.
Philosopher and economist, he participated in the intellectual movement of the Age of Enlightenment, the period between 1715 and 1789, the years of birth and death of Mirabeau.
Wink of the History, it dies at the beginning of the revolution, the day before the taking of the bastille while his son took part in the revolutionary process like elected member of the third estate, in spite of its aristocratic origin. He was to become one of the great orators of the revolution, while at the same time making the transition to a constitutional monarchy. He survived his father only two years, so that he could not witness the revolutionary terror, another nod of history.
Louis Tocqué (1696-1772).
He was the pupil of Nicolas Bertin and of Hyacinthe Rigaud, excuse of little.
Acceded to the Academy in 1731, he became a full member in 1734 on the portraits of Galloche and the sculptor Jean Louis Lemoine.
His reputation was great, he was summoned to the Russian court by the Empress Elizabeth, and remained there two years before passing through the court of Denmark in 1759, and in fact staying in all the courts of northern Europe He received a royal reception in every sense of the word.
From 1737 to 1759, he exhibited many works at the Academy's exhibitions.
His touch is recognizable in the details. The representation of the commissures of the lips is an example. As for the more general style of his painting, there is a search for truth and naturalness in the representation of attitudes. This search, which could be described as modern, is such that he even refused to Empress Elizabeth of Russia to modify His nose very disgraceful!
Louis Tocqué is exhibited in many museums around the world.
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11 000 €