French school of the second part of the 18th century, Portrait of the young Louis XV-Charles Amédée Van Loo (1719-1795) attributed.
Our painting is a resumption of the famous painting painted by his father Jean-Baptiste Van Loo (1684-1745)
Linen canvas 78 cm by 62 cm
Important old frame of 108 cm by 92 cm
We find the Young Louis XV in armor barred with the blue cord of the Order of the Holy Spirit, his right hand on his fleurdelized command staff as well as the white silk command scarf around the waist. A blue velvet coat with an ermine lapel is placed over the shoulder.
Charles Amédée Philippe Van Loo (1719-1795)
He was born in Turin when his father portrayed members of the Savoy family. His training, partly in his father's workshop, takes place between Paris and Italy. In 1738, he won the Prix de Rome. Back in Paris, he became a member of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1747 and got married the same year.
A year later, the Marquis d'Argens had him engaged in the service of King Frédéric of Prussia, whom he left from 1758 to 1763 (Baptism of Christ, Salon of 1761; Versailles, Saint-Louis cathedral) and whom he joined in 1763 only to return to Paris in 1769.
His considerable work can be found mainly in Berlin and Potsdam (allegorical ceilings, portraits, large historical or mythological paintings, gallant paintings inspired by Watteau). Appointed assistant to professor in 1770 and assistant to rector in 1790, he executed between 1773 and 1775, for the Gobelins factory, the tapestry cartoons for the Hanging of the Turkish costume, which are among the most important examples of taste for the Orient: the Sultana and the odalisques (1774), the Toilet of a sultane (1774, Louvre).