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Portrait of Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville

A work made of pastel on blue-gray laid paper, laid down on board.
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  • A work made of pastel on blue-gray laid paper, laid down on board.

Date:

1746/47

Artist:

Maurice Quentin de Latour
French, 1704-1788

About this artwork

This virtuoso violinist and composer (1711-1772) was second in command at the royal chapel and director of the Orchestra of the Spiritual Concert, both important musical institutions in eighteenth century Paris, and was as renowned for his theater pieces as he was for his motets. La Tour was a close friend, and a newly elected member of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, when he captured this informal but sympathetic pose of de Mondonville tuning his violin. It was shown in the Salon of 1747.

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Artist

Maurice Quentin de Latour

Title

Portrait of Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville

Origin

France

Date

1746–1747

Medium

Pastel on blue-gray laid paper, laid down on board

Dimensions

612 × 494 mm

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

2001.52

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