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Portrait of Henri-Louis de la Tour d’Auvergne, workshop of Hyacinthe Rigaud
Portrait of Henri-Louis de la Tour d’Auvergne, workshop of Hyacinthe Rigaud - Paintings & Drawings Style Louis XIV Portrait of Henri-Louis de la Tour d’Auvergne, workshop of Hyacinthe Rigaud -
Ref : 79295
18 000 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France, Paris
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
l. 39.37 inch X H. 45.28 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - Portrait of Henri-Louis de la Tour d’Auvergne, workshop of Hyacinthe Rigaud 18th century - Portrait of Henri-Louis de la Tour d’Auvergne, workshop of Hyacinthe Rigaud
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Portrait of Henri-Louis de la Tour d’Auvergne, workshop of Hyacinthe Rigaud

Henri-Louis de la Tour d’Auvergne (1679-1753), comte d’Evreux at the age of 24 years.
The young man is depicted standing, half-body sized, turned three-quarters, located in a landscape with a cavalry charge at the background.
The head turned to the left, a large wig falling on the shoulders, the youthful face with flat cheeks, a delicate smile of thin lips, a gentle and benevolent face expression.
The right hand is supported on the command stick posted in the foreground, while the left arm is folded and the hand is placed on the hip. He is wearing a white scarf with a sculptural knot, the drapery of which is formed by angular folds.
Fully armored, its only visible ornaments are the blue velvet ornaments at the junctions of armor pieces and the sleeves of fine white lace. He carries his sword attached to the waist by a sword holder of the same blue velvet.
In the foreground is the raised visor helm placed on the rock.
Power and charisma emanate from this military portrait. The young man thanks to his stature, his pace and his portability of head sends back to us an image of a valiant warrior.
The theatrical lighting abundantly illuminates the face and creates strong metallic reflections in the armor. Despite its static position, the drapes flying from its white command scarf enliven the painting and bring it dynamism and vigor which amplify the bellicose attitude of the model.
Very fine execution for this painting from the workshop of Hyacinthe Rigaud dated between 1703 and 1705.
A Louis XIV 18th century gilt and carved frame with a rich Berain decor.

Dimensions: with the frame: 115 cm x 100 cm. Sight: h. 93 cm, w. 79 cm

Our painting is a workshop version of Hyacinthe Rigaud, the original of which was executed by the artist himself in 1703. The original portrait of the Count d'Evreux is today preserved in the gallery of old paintings (Gemälde Gallery - Alte Meister) of the museum of Kassel.
This portrait, one of the most successful of the artist, was exhibited in 1704 in the salon of the Academy of Fine Arts and received many positive reviews. As for the Account of Evreux, from the creation of the original, satisfied with the work of the artist, he directly orders several replicas which will be executed by the workshop between 1703 and 1705. These workshop versions, as it is the case of our table were intended to be offered by the count to his war colleagues or members of his family.

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18th Century Oil Painting Louis XIV