Nicolas de Largillière: 8 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

The Artist in His Studio (ca.1686) by Nicolas de LargilliereChrysler Museum of Art

'The engraver Gérard Edelinck (1640--1707) sits next to him, and the two hold up a portrait print that Edelinck made from Largillière's original painting (displayed at far right).'

The Artist in his Studio (circa 1686) by Nicolas de LargilliereChrysler Museum of Art

'Eager to own images of famous contemporaries, many Frenchmen in Largillière's day collected prints like this one.'

Portrait of a Gentleman (1690/1695) by Nicolas de LargillièreHigh Museum of Art

'An important bridge between the staid and conservative French portrait tradition of the seventeenth century and the more colorful and animated style of the eighteenth century, Largillière brought to his likenesses elements culled from his training in Flanders and England. His fluid brushwork and a lush sense of color are hallmarks that are evident in this work.'

Female portrait (Late 1690s) by Nicolas de LargilliereThe Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

'Largilliere knew how to flatter his sitters, particularly the ladies. In the museum's portrait he has recorded the appearance of an unknown young woman with a sweet face, powdered hair, a rosebud mouth and ringlets on her brow, all of which is perfectly in keeping with Roger de Piles' requirements for female portraits.'

Portrait de la comédienne Marie-Anne de Châteauneuf, dite Mlle Duclos (1664-1747), dans le rôle d'Ariane (Vers 1712) by Nicolas de LargillierreChâteau de Chantilly

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Portrait of a Young Nobleman (c. 1714) by Nicolas de LargillièreThe National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

'This work is thought to be from Largillièrre's mature period.'

Portrait of a Boy in Fancy Dress (about 1710–1714) by Nicolas de LargillierreThe J. Paul Getty Museum

'Nicolas de Largillière positioned his figure before an atmospheric landscape and used fluent brushwork, rich autumnal colors, and exquisite treatment of draperies. All these characteristics betray his training in a Flemish late Baroque style heavily indebted to Anthony van Dyck.'

Portrait of an officer (circa 1714-circa 1715) by Nicolas de LargillierreArt Gallery of New South Wales

'It may be a repetition by Largillierre of a larger original, or possibly represents the artist's response to the small, exquisitely finished portraits by Dutch painters then becoming fashionable in France.'

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