Offered by Galerie PhC
Portrait of the young Louis XV-Charles Amédée Van Loo (1719-1795) attributed.
Linen canvas 81 cm by 64.5 cm
Very beautiful old frame of 100 cm by 82 cm
This superb painting is inspired by the famous painting painted by his father Jean-Baptiste Van Loo (1684-1745)
We find the Young Louis XV there in ceremonial armor barred with the blue cord of the Order of the Holy Spirit, he wears a blue velvet coat fleurdelisé with ermine lapel as well as the white silk command scarf around the cut.
Charles Amédée Philippe Van Loo (1719-1795)
He was born in Turin while his father portrayed members of the Savoy family. His training, partly in his father's workshop, takes place between Paris and Italy. In 1738, he won the Prix de Rome. Back in Paris, he became a member of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1747 and married the same year.
A year later, the Marquis d'Argens had him hired in the service of King Frédéric of Prussia, whom he left from 1758 to 1763 (Baptism of Christ, Salon of 1761; Versailles, Saint-Louis cathedral) and whom he joined in 1763 only to return to Paris in 1769.
His considerable work can be found mainly in Berlin and Potsdam (allegorical ceilings, portraits, large historical or mythological paintings, gallant paintings inspired by Watteau). Appointed assistant to professor in 1770 and assistant to rector in 1790, he executed between 1773 and 1775, for the Gobelins factory, the tapestry cartoons for the Hanging of the Turkish costume, which are among the most important examples of taste for the Orient: La Sultane et les odalisques (1774), La Toilette d'une sultane (1774, Louvre).