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French school of the eighteenth century after the work of Jean-Baptiste San
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Period :
18th century
Provenance :
Private collection
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
L. 33.46 inch X l. 27.17 inch
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French school of the eighteenth century after the work of Jean-Baptiste San

Portrait of the Marquise de Moulins-Rochefort in Venetian costume

Oval canvas mounted on a panel of 69 cm by 57 cm
Old frame of 85 cm by 73 cm

Jean-Baptiste Santerre (1651-1717)

Jean-Baptiste Santerre was born in Magny-en-Vexin, son of André Santerre and Madeleine Delespinay, he is the twelfth child of a large family.
First apprentice at the portraitist François Lemaire then at the painter Bon Boullogne. After starting his career as a portraitist (his portrait of Michel-Richard de Lalande, superintendent of the King's music, will be interpreted in engraving by Simon Thomassin), he acquired a great reputation thanks to his female fantasy figures, whose themes are often from Nordic models: cooks, embroiderers, women to the letter, sleepy woman, dreaming or drawing. His most famous painting is undoubtedly Suzanne au bain, preserved at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The artist's reception piece at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, given on October 18, 1704, is a good illustration of the artist's refinement. If his religious paintings lacked inspiration, his Suzanne was not devoid of eroticism, which makes Santerre, nicknamed the "French Correggio", the precursor of François Boucher (1730-1770) and Jean-Honoré Fragonard ( 1732-1806).

A fervent supporter of the dogma of anomphalie, he finished on November 21, 1717 his final painting Adam and Eve in the midst of the terrestrial paradise which caused a scandal, not only because the faces are those of the Duke of Orleans (1674-1723) and his mistress of that time, Marie-Madeleine de La Vieuville, Marquise de Parabere, but especially because he forced the anatomical realism, and that, according to his own words, "in none of his works, he had pushed if far, according to him, the elegance and the correctness of the drawing, the delicacy of the expression and the truth of the color. The painting of Santerre went on sale in 1776 and was bought by financier Nicolas Beaujon, for the considerable sum for the time of 12 400 pounds. A translation in engraving was executed in 1779 by François-Anne David.

The Louvre has a version of the painting in a rectangular format

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