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Louis Tocqué (1696-1772). assigned. Portrait of a quality lady
Original canvas 81 cm by 65.5 cm
Old frame of 94 cm by 78 cm
Sumptuous portrait of a quality lady. She is dressed in a very rich white silk dress. The gold thread embroidery and lace are spectacular and of great beauty
Louis Tocqué (1696-1772).
He was a student of Nicolas Bertin and Hyacinthe Rigaud. Approved by the Academy in 1731, he became a full member in 1734 by presenting the portraits of Galloche and the sculptor Jean Louis Lemoine.
His reputation is great, he was called to the court of Russia by the Empress Elisabeth and stayed there for two years before going through the court of Denmark in 1759 and in fact, staying in all the courts of northern Europe where he received a royal welcome there in every sense of the word. From 1737 to 1759, he exhibited a large number of works at the exhibitions of the Academy. Its touch is recognizable in the details. The representation of the corners of the lips is an example. As for the more general style of his painting, there is a search for truth and naturalness in the representation of attitudes ... this research that could be described as modern is such that he even refused to the Empress Elisabeth of Russia to modify his very unsightly nose!
Louis Tocqué is exhibited in many museums around the world.