soldportrait of a young boy c1770 circle of francoishubert drouais

SOLD...Portrait of a Young Boy c.1770; Circle of Francois-Hubert Drouais



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Oil on canvas in a splendid gilt frame (19th century but in the French Court style of the 1770s).
The good looking boy is dressed in the fashionable clothes of aristocratic children of the period and, holding his violin, turns away from his book of minuets to look at the viewer.
His rather thoughtful gaze and slight smile enhance the charm of this beautiful portrait.
FRANCOIS-HUBERT DROUAIS (1727-1775) trained under Boucher and was strongly influenced by his style; he became a rival to Nattier as a fashionable portraitist. His portraits have a gracious and slightly artificial charm redolent of the French Court.
Painting mainly the aristocracy, he was particularly successful with children, but his best known portrait is probably that of Madame de Pompadour, mistress to Louis XV.
SIZE: 26.75 x 22.25 inches canvas
37 x 31 inches inc. frame
PROVENANCE: French Private Collection
English Private Collection
VERSO: Three old French Customs stamps.
Two stamps:- ' ******** Gallery.
Alexander *****os Museum'
Internal Ref: 8483

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