Jean-Marc Nattier: 5 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

Portrait of Constance-Gabrielle-Magdeleine Bonnier de la Mosson as Diana (1742)The J. Paul Getty Museum

'Nattier, one of the leading portraitists of his day, specialized in these flattering allegorical portraits.'

Portrait of Madame Marie-Henriette Berthelot de Pléneuf (1739) by Jean-Marc NattierThe National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

'Nattier was influenced by Nicolas de Largillièrre and brought about the revival of the Fontainebleau school through his depiction of the aristocratic women of the court in the guise of mythological figures. This is a typical example from his large production of this type of work.'

Portrait of Marie Leczinska (Leszczynska), Queen of France (1703-1768) (1753/1753) by Jean-Marc NattierThe Frick Pittsburgh

'In 1748 Nattier, who was the portraitist of the Royal Family, had painted the Queen's full length portrait. He was then requested by the Queen to do another one in 1753.'

Miniature Portrait of César François Cassini de Thury (ca. 1750) by Jean-Marc NattierThe Walters Art Museum

'Nattier was regarded as one of the foremost portrait painters at the court of Louis XV (reigned 1715-1774). He occasionally turned to miniature painting, as demonstrated by this likeness of Cassini de Thury (1714-1784), a distinguished astronomer and director of the Paris Observatory, shown seated at his desk taking a pinch of snuff from a gold box.'

Portrait of Marie Leszczyńska (ca. 1750) by Jean-Marc Nattier (copy)The Wilanów Palace Museum

'This portrait is an example of numerous copies of the famous painting by Jean-Marc Nattier.'

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