Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704-1788) was a French portraitist and pastelist during the Rococo movement.
Maurice Quentin de La Tour Summary:
- Early in his studies, he traveled around France and England before returning to Paris.
- His success as a portraitist has garnered him a list of subjects including writers Rousseau and Voltaire, Louis XV, and his mistress Madame de Pompadour.
- In 1751, he became a councilor of the French Royal Academy.
- He was a portraitist to the King until 1773.
- At the age of 80, La tour retired to his birthplace of Saint-Quentin.
Maurice Quentin de La Tour Famous Paintings:
- Portrait of Louis XV (1748)
- Portrait of Madame de Pompadour (1748)
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau (undated)
- Gabriel Bernard de Rieux (1741)
- Jean Le Rond d’Alembert (undated)
- Jean Restout (undated)
- Portrait of Marie Fel (1757)