Canvas 62 cm by 51 cm
Sumptuous old frame of 86 cm by 75 cm
Our painting is a very beautiful cover of a portrait painted by Frans II Pourbus. This portrait of a French artist from the end of the 18th century is of very good quality, in particular the beard and the collar which are of a very beautiful effect.
Portrait of Henri IV (1553, 1610)
Henri IV, known as "the Great", born under the name of Henri de Bourbon on December 13, 1553 in Pau and assassinated on May 14, 1610 in Paris, king of Navarre from 1572 to 1610 under the name of Henri III, becomes in 1589 king of France under the name of Henri IV
Frans II Pourbus (1569, 1622)
Dynasty of Flemish painters. Pieter Pourbus (1524-1584) is from Gouda; he probably received his training in Bruges, where he was appointed to the corporation of painters in 1543, and of which he was juror and dean, which attests to his notoriety. He was also a surveyor and cartographer.
His portraits are variously appreciated.
Frans I Pourbus said the Elder (1545-1581) is the son of Pieter Pourbus; born in Bruges, he died before his father, of whom he was a pupil, causing confusion in the attribution of their respective works.
His son Frans II Pourbus said the Younger (1569-1622) was born in Antwerp where he was received as a master in 1591. A pupil of Otto van Veen, he was a painter in 1600 at the court of the Duke of Mantua, whom he followed to Turin and Lorraine, then in Paris, where he became attached to Marie de Medici and Anne of Austria. Frans II Pourbus was essentially a portrait painter; his work has baroque accents, but is not always easily distinguished from that of his father.