Claude Lefebvre (Fontainebleau 1632 - Paris 1675)
Portrait of a woman in a ceremonial dress with a Chantilly lace mantilla
17th century French School
oil on oval canvas, cm.72 x 59
with frame 96 x 84
Provenance: Collection of Bourbon Castle, France (Saint-Laurent-d'Agny)
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This portrait, representing a noble woman, must be found in the production of the studio of the French painter Claude Lefebvre, one of the most significant portrait painters of his time and a great interpreter of the French school of the middle of the seventeenth century. century.
He represents a woman of high social standing, dressed in a ceremonial dress in brocade adorned with a rich white mantilla in Chantilly lace and immortalized three quarters with a direct look on the viewer. Note the careful rendering of the facial features, the attention paid to the nuances of the complexion, the sharpness of the contours highlighted by the light.
The work is presented in a very good state of conservation;
Completed by a beautiful carved and gilded wooden frame of time.
Claude Lefèbvre (1632-1675)
Son of the painter Jean Lefèbvre (1600-1675), the young Claude was first pupil of Claude d'Hoey (1586-1660) in his hometown of Fontainebleau, then Eustache Le Sueur and finally Charles Le Brun.
Under the influence of his teacher Charles Le Brun, Lefebvre specializes and excels in the art of portraiture thanks to a technique perfected and recognized by his contemporaries.
In 1663, at the age of thirty, he became a member of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. The work that consecrated him among the great portraits of his time was the portrait of the French Minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert of 1666, exhibited at the Palace of Versailles, in the Louis XIV room.
In the following years, he moved to London where he was very popular at the court of Charles II.
Some of his paintings can be admired at the Palace of Versailles, the National Gallery of London, the Louvre and other museums including France (Metz, Orleans ...).
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Portrait Of A Lady In Ceremonial Dress, Claude Lefebvre
Dimensions : 96 x 84 cm
Number of copies : 1
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