Hyacinthe RIGAUD (Atelier)Portrait du Roi Louis XIV
Hyacinthe RIGAUD (Atelier) (1659-1743)
Baptized in Perpignan on July 18, 1659, died on December 29, 1743 in Paris. 18th century. French. History painter, portraits. He is one of the greatest French portrait painter of the classical period. He painted Royal Families’ portraits, starting with the Bourbons. But he was best known for the Louis XIV’s portrait in coronation costume. He won the Prix de Rome in 1682, but did not make the trip to Rome. However, he was admitted to the Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1700, where he rose through the ranks, only to resign in 1735. Hyacinthe Rigaud was recognized for his talent, his finesse and his quality of pictural execution, as well as the many portraits he made for the Court.
Portrait of King Louis XIV
Oil on canvas
– 70,5 x 58 cm (97,5 x 84 cm framed)
– 28 In. x 23 In. (38 In. x 33 In. framed)
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