Oil on oval canvas. This young gentleman in the haughty port is wearing a leonine wig. Portraitured three-quarter face, the collar surrounded by a tie scarf, he is clothed in a thick blue coat with silky reflections.
Our painting is attributable to a painter of the entourage of Alexis-Simon Belle. A youthful work of Jacques André Joseph Aved (Douai 12.01.1702 - Paris 04.03.1766)?
Sold in its period frame in carved and gilded wood. Reinforcement and protective canvas on the back.
Dimensions: 74 x 62 cm the view - 94 x 81 cm with the frame
Alexis Simon Belle (Paris 12.01.1674 - Id 21.11.1734) is the son of the painter Jean-Baptiste Belle (died 1703). He made his debut with his father, but it’s through the teaching of François de Troy that he perfected his art. François de Troy, the only painter in the court of the King James II Stuart, appealed to his most talented pupil - Alexis-Simon Belle - to realize the innumerable commissions he received.
Very soon, Belle was named "ordinary painter of the King of England." After the death of James II, he became the first painter of the Jacobite court of the crown prince James Edouard Stuart.
Installed in Saint-Germain, Belle receives many commissions from the French nobility. In spite of a long career at the court of England, the style of Alexis-Simon Belle is in the footsteps of others great French portrait painters.
Price : on request