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Henri Millot (died in 1759) pupil of Nicolas de Largillières-attributed
Henri Millot (died in 1759) pupil of Nicolas de Largillières-attributed - Paintings & Drawings Style Louis XIV Henri Millot (died in 1759) pupil of Nicolas de Largillières-attributed - Henri Millot (died in 1759) pupil of Nicolas de Largillières-attributed - Louis XIV Antiquités - Henri Millot (died in 1759) pupil of Nicolas de Largillières-attributed
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Period :
18th century
Provenance :
Private collection
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
L. 38.58 inch X l. 32.28 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - Henri Millot (died in 1759) pupil of Nicolas de Largillières-attributed 18th century - Henri Millot (died in 1759) pupil of Nicolas de Largillières-attributed Louis XIV - Henri Millot (died in 1759) pupil of Nicolas de Largillières-attributed Antiquités - Henri Millot (died in 1759) pupil of Nicolas de Largillières-attributed
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Henri Millot (died in 1759) pupil of Nicolas de Largillières-attributed

Henri Millot (died in 1759) pupil of Nicolas de Largillières-attributed- Portrait-first third of the eighteenth century.

Canvas 80 cm by 64 cm
Beautiful period frame carved wood 98 cm by 82 cm

Our painting is one of the finest examples of Henri Millot's production. The fabrics of red velvet and silk are close to those of the portrait of Jean de la Fontaine made in 1699 that can be admired in Helsinki. In many of his creations Millot treats the landscapes with this same evanescence in the touch that participates in the elegance of the whole. We find this same delicacy in the wig yet impressive but blends into the background. 
All  is superb


Henri Millot (died 1759)

Millot's works that have come down to us are rare, yet he is a prominent painter. He trained with Nicolas de Largillières which he was of course very much inspired. We know very little about this painter of the first half of the eighteenth century, which begins before 1699. We know that Millot signed as a friend the marriage contract of Largillière's cousin, Marie-Claude Hermant with Georges Rœttiers, on May 18, 1711. After a stay in Munich around 1721-1724, of which we keep the portrait of Duke Gustave-Adolphe des Deux-Ponts (1722, museum of Schleissheim), then in Strasbourg around 1730, Millot seems to settle again in Paris where he exposes two portraits at the Salon of the Academy of Saint-Luc in 1756.

Works in museums:

Portrait of Jean de La Fontaine (1699), Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki
Portrait of Duke Gustavus Adolphus of the Two Bridges (1722), Schleissheim Castle
Portrait of a woman holding a mask (circa 1728-1730), Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Portrait of the Knight of Larralde d'Urtubie (1734), Urtubie Castle

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18th Century Oil Painting Louis XIV