Portrait of a gentleman in a suit, in this original frame
Portraitist of the French School and painter of history, he was born in Caen in 1667 or 1668, died in Caen on May 18, 1752.
Student of Lucas of the Hague of the Order of Carmelites and Bon Boulogne and Hacynthe Rigaud.
He was awarded an academic diploma as a portrait painter in 1702 and as a history painter in 1716, appointed assistant professor in 1725 and exhibited at the Salon de Paris in 1704 and 178. He exhibited under the name of Tourniers and Tournières.
His technique is very smooth, especially on wood panels, giving effects and tones of email by transparency. With a real talent as a physiognomist and painter, Tournières enjoyed a very high reputation in his lifetime.
Highly sought after in his time, he was the portraitist of the Regent, chancellors and many political figures and left more than two hundred portraits. His paintings are present in many Museums of France: Paris: The Louvre, Museum of Decorative Arts, Comédie-Française, Aix, Caen, Angers, but also abroad, Moscow, New York
His many portraits representing characters from various classes: ministers, magistrates, ladies of the court, artists, merchants. One can feel in his portraits, with a fair color, elegant draperies, a real Dutch influence.
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