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Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Antoine Le Moyne

A work made of pastel on blue laid paper, laid down on fabric, stretched on a wooden stretcher.
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  • A work made of pastel on blue laid paper, laid down on fabric, stretched on a wooden stretcher.

Date:

1747

Artist:

Jean-Baptiste Perronneau
French, 1715-1783

About this artwork

Jean Baptiste Perronneau was one of the most unique portraitists in oil or pastel of the eighteenth century. He worked throughout Europe and Russia, but died a pauper in Holland. One of his most compelling early works is this pastel portrait, exhibited in the Salon of 1747, of the eldest son of his friend the sculptor Jean Baptiste Le Moyne the Younger. In this animated expression of youth, Perronneau used green shading to attain a naturalistic, lively face. The little boy, Jean Baptiste Antoine Le Moyne (1742-1781), grew up to be a judge, counselor to the king, and lieutenant in the Admiralty in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Artist

Jean-Baptiste Perronneau

Title

Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Antoine Le Moyne

Origin

France

Date

1747

Medium

Pastel on blue laid paper, laid down on fabric, stretched on a wooden stretcher

Inscriptions

Signed lower right, in black chalk: "Perronneau"; inscribed on the back of frame, in a contemporary hand: "Ce pastel a été fixé par Loriot"

Dimensions

452 × 374 mm

Credit Line

The Regenstein Collection

Reference Number

1995.283

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