portrait of a young man writing c1760 studio or circle of drouais

Portrait of a Young Man Writing c.1760; Studio or Circle of Drouais.



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Oil on canvas within a gilded oval and a fine 19th century frame.
The good looking young man is dressed in the fashionable clothes of the aristocracy of the period and, holding his pen, turns away from his writing to look at the viewer.
His rather thoughtful expression and level gaze 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: 38 x 33.25 x 3.5 inches including the frame.
PROVENANCE: Worcestershire Private Collection.
Internal Ref: 9175


Height = 96.5 cm (38")
Width = 84.5 cm (33")
Depth = 9 cm (4")

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