Very beautiful portrait of a knight represented half bust, three quarter.
With his haughty bearing, he sports an opulent curly hairstyle that frames a beautiful face with rosy complexions, in the middle of which stand out clear blue eyes.
Our knight is dressed in armor, a lace frill and a red velvet cloak.
Oil on canvas, very good condition.
Original gilt oak wood frame.
French School around 1700-1710.
Frame: Height: 70 cm; Width: 60 cm
Canvas: Height: 50 cm; Width: 40cm
Our opinion :
The attention to detail, especially the complexions of the face, the curls of the hair or the reflection of the velvet on the metallic armor tell us that we are not in the presence of a workshop version but of a completed work.
The carved oak frame also abounds in this direction and directs us towards a Parisian production from the end of the reign of Louis XIV.
The composition is to be compared to the successful productions of Hyacinthe Rigaud, which were subsequently declined by many painters.