Portrait of Antoine Paris, Conseiller d'Etat

Portrait of Antoine Paris, Conseiller d'Etat
Artist:
Hyacinthe Rigaud (French, 1659-1743)
Date:
1724
Medium:
Oil on canvas 
Dimensions:
58-1/2 x 45 in. (148.6 x 114.3 cm) 
Credit Line:
The Norton Simon Foundation 
Accession Number:
F.1965.1.054.P 
Copyright:
© The Norton Simon Foundation 
On View
Description

Following his provincial apprenticeships in Montpellier and Lyons, Rigaud moved to Paris, where he met with great success. Like his friend and rival, Nicolas de Largillière, he became a prominent portrait painter. Indeed, he was a perceptive interpreter of the human face. The sumptuous pomp and artifice that he created to surround his subjects demonstrate Rigaud's affinity for the robust qualities of the Flemish Baroque.

Provenance:

[Jules Féral, Paris].
[Allen Loebl, Paris, sold 25 April 1951 to];
[Duveen Bros., New York, stock no. 30140, as Portrait of the Marquis de Caumont, later changed to Portrait of Noel Bouton, 3rd Count and first Marquis of Chamilly; sold 1965 to];
The Norton Simon Foundation.

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