Rococo

Maurice Quentin de La Tour: Portrait of Gabriel Bernard de Rieux

Portrait of Gabriel Bernard de Rieux: Maurice Quentin de La Tour

Maurice Quentin de La Tour’s Portrait of Gabriel Bernard de Rieux, presented at the Salon of 1741 in France, is of President of the second count of inquiry of the Parliament of Paris, Gabriel Bernard de Riex (1676-1745). Interestingly the painting is actually made from several pieces of paper mounted onto the canvas itself. It …

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Thomas Gainsborough: Portrait of James Christie

Thomas Gainsborough: Portrait of James Christie

Portrait of James Christie is a 1778 portrait painting by English artist Thomas Gainsborough. Portrait of James Christie Analysis Thomas Gainsborough, at the height of his fame as a leading portraitist in England, paints James Christie, founder of the auction house Christie’s – which is still, along with Sotheby’s, one of the two major auction …

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