Canvas rented in the 19th century (mark on the reverse) of 68 cm by 57 cm.
Old oak frame carved with oak leaves 86 cm by 77 cm
This superb painting attributed to Pierre Rabon can be compared to another portrait attributed to the same painter who was preempted by the Palace of Versailles in 2019 following a public sale. We find the King in the same position, he is older and wears the same armor, the same tie and this red ribbon.
Nicolas Rabon (1644; 1686)
Pierre Rabon went to Paris where he was made a member of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1660, upon presentation of a portrait of Louis Le Vau, then director of the Academy. Specialized in the field of portraiture, he is notably in charge of making several equestrian portraits of the king, after an original (lost) model by Charles le Brun: he is thus credited with the Portrait of Louis XIV on horseback now kept at the museum. of the Chartreuse de Douai. He exhibited at the Salon of 1673 a Portrait of Monsieur Périer.