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Louis Tocqué (1696-1772). assigned. Portrait of a gentleman
Original canvas 81 cm by 65.5 cm
Old frame of 94 cm by 78 cm
Very beautiful portrait of this gentleman wearing a white shirt, a silk brocade waistcoat embroidered with gold thread and a velvet coat
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 passing 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, we find there a search for truth and naturalness in the representation of attitudes ... this research which could be qualified 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.