17th century French school attributed to Jean Tassel (1608-1667) after a painting of Parmesan painted in 1528
Oil on panel of 43 cm by 30 cm
Beautiful period frame in fully carved oak 55 cm by 42 cm
Our painting is a resumption of the famous painting painted in 1528 by Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola or Mazzuoli, called Parmigianino, the parmesan that can be admired in Bologna, Pinacoteca Nazionale.
He represents the Virgin and the baby Jesus, Saint Marguerite, Saint Benoit and Saint John.
We recognize here the key De Jean Tassel which was inspired by the work of Frederico Barocci (1535-1612) but especially by Bartolomeo Schedoni (1578-1615)
Jean Tassel (1608-1667)
Pupil of his father Richard Tassel then Jean Leclerc, he left Langres for Rome in 1634 where he spent several years. He studied Italian painting Raphel, Bolognese like Guido Reni to the Venetians including Veronese. He is sensitive to caravagesques and bamboos painters. His references to the masters he admired sometimes went as far as imitation, but he retains a personal accent in the brutal treatment of contrasts, shadow against light, black against color, pure lines of a face against bent pleats of a fabric as can be seen on our chart.
Back in France his reputation is established but he remains mostly active in Burgundy (between Troyes, Langres and Dijon). He trains students and establishes a workshop from which a highly diverse production is produced with portraits, religious scenes (sometimes large altarpieces) and biblical scenes, as well as genre scenes.