David Luders (Hamburg 1710-Moscow 1759) -Signed and dated 1745. Portrait of a young princess.
Canvas 98 cm by 72 cm
122 cm by 97 cm frame
David Luders (Hamburg 1710-Moscow 1759)
David Luders is a portrait painter of German origin.
He began his studies in Hamburg and continued in Paris under the direction of Lemoyne. He worked in France, England (1748-1755), Italy then in Russia where he died there in 1759.
Our portrait painted in 1745, before leaving for England three years later, is possibly the portrait of the young princess, last daughter of Louis XV, Thérèse known as Madame last. The girl is shown seated on a red velvet cousin. We find the influences of French painting Mignard, Gobert and Lemoyne especially for the latter, the legs and feet of the young girl.
Luders' canvases are very rare for sale, they can be admired in some museums, notably the Hermitage in Saint-Petersburg but are especially present in large English collections, a country where he spent seven years of his life as an artist. , and Russian.
Saint-Petersburg, Hermitage Museum: The Tchernuchoff family
Saint-Petersburg, Russian museum: Prince D.I Lobanoff, Rotovsky, Rotovsky's wife
Schloss Marienbourg, Duke Karl I of Brunswick and Wolfenbüttel (1713-1780) auctioned for € 55,000 by hammer