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Animated marine and port - attributed to Henry D'Arles (1734; 1784)
Animated marine and port - attributed to Henry D'Arles (1734; 1784) - Paintings & Drawings Style Louis XV Animated marine and port - attributed to Henry D'Arles (1734; 1784) - Animated marine and port - attributed to Henry D'Arles (1734; 1784) - Louis XV
Ref : 94416
5 800 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
L. 37.01 inch X l. 27.17 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - Animated marine and port - attributed to Henry D'Arles (1734; 1784) 18th century - Animated marine and port - attributed to Henry D'Arles (1734; 1784)
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Animated marine and port - attributed to Henry D'Arles (1734; 1784)

Henry D'Arles (1734; 1784) attributed. Animated marine and port

78 cm by 53 cm re-lined canvas
Old frame 94 cm by 69 cm

This elegant 18th century painting represents a port animated by characters in a misty atmosphere. Like Lacroix de Marseille, Fidanza and a few others, Henry d'Arles liked to give this foggy effect to his compositions;

Henry D'Arles (1734; 1784)

Son of a clerk at the farm office in Arles, Jean Henry was fascinated by drawing from an early age. He was introduced to the painter Jean Joseph Kapeller who had come to Arles to decorate the living room of the Hôtel des Fermes. Kapeller recognized in him a real vocation and took him to Marseilles to take him as a student at the painting academy he had just created in 1752. In 1753, Henry graduated from the first competition organized by this academy. Claude Joseph Vernet, who had come to Marseille to paint the port, asked Kapeller to add one of his students to assist him. Henry gets that spot; he will thus be greatly influenced by this famous painter. He frequents the port of Marseilles, the quays, construction sites and does not hesitate to embark on a stormy day to better immerse himself in the great spectacles of nature. Thanks to a generous benefactor, the wealthy amateur Jean-Baptiste Rey, Henry was able to stay two years in Rome to perfect his art of painting. He returned from Italy in full maturity of his talent with the nickname of Henry of Arles. In 1755, he was approved at the Academy of Painting and received in 1756 with his painting Une Tempête (Musée des Beaux Arts de Marseille). He was appointed in 1776, on the death of Zirio, professor at the Academy.

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18th Century Oil Painting Louis XV