Oil on canvas
Dimensions with its period frame in carved and gilded oak: 90 x 70 cm
Marie Anne de Bourbon, known as "Mademoiselle de Blois", Princess of Conti is portrayed in feet in a landscape at dusk and near a fountain.
Dressed in a red dress covered with a blue cape embroidered with gold and lined with ermine, she brushes with her fingertips the water in the basin which reflects her hand. By the hairstyle fashion still in the fontange, we can date this portrait to the 1690s.
Marie Anne de Bourbon, known as “Mademoiselle de Blois” (first of the name), Princess of Conti in 1680, is a legitimized daughter of the King of France Louis XIV, born in Vincennes on October 2, 1666 and died in Paris on May 3, 1739. After the death of her husband, she was the Dowager Princess of Conti.
This painting is attributed to the painter François de Troy (Toulouse 1645 - Paris 21 November 1730). Coming from a family of Languedoc artists, he was trained in Paris in the studio of Claude Lefebvre who taught him the profession of portrait painter. This explains the sure technique and the serious atmosphere of his works. De Troy is an heir to the French tradition: his art is imbued with realism and restraint. The sober layout (the subject is seen halfway up, usually seated) and the dark background allow the accent to be placed on the face ...
Aguttes sale, Monday 11 June 2012
François De Troy (1645-1730)
Portrait of a young woman with a coat edged with ermine Canvas 130 x 98 cm
Price : on request