Hyacinthe RIGAUD (Perpignan 1659-Paris 1743)... - Lot 29 - Daguerre

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Hyacinthe RIGAUD (Perpignan 1659-Paris 1743)... - Lot 29 - Daguerre
Hyacinthe RIGAUD (Perpignan 1659-Paris 1743)
Portrait formerly known as the Count of Medavy
Canvas.
Annotated lower left: Cte de MEDAVY MARÉCHAL DE FRANCE 1651.
Old restorations.
Accidents to the frame.
130 x 97 cm
The annotation proposing to identify the model to Jacques Léonor Rouxel de Grancey (1655-1725), count of Médavy,
Knight of the Order of the Holy Spirit in 1711 and Marshal of France
of France in 1724, cannot be retained, the brown baton and not fleurdelysé is not that of a marshal of France
The date of 1651 is not that of his birth. The consultation of the artist's book of reason did not allow us to
to give him his real name. The fashion of the low wig places the execution of the
The fashion for the low wig places the execution of the portrait around 1685/1690-1695, i.e. during the first part of Rigaud's career. The staging, with the sitter standing in front of a curtain
the model standing in front of a curtain that closes off one side of the composition and reveals a landscape through its raised drapery effect
The setting, with the model standing in front of a curtain that falls to block one side of the composition and reveal a landscape through its raised drapery effect, is reminiscent of the procedures of Rigaud's predecessors, who gradually freed himself from them. We can compare our effigy to those of
Our effigy can be compared to those of Philippe d'Orléans, Duke of Chartres (Perpignan, Rigaud Museum) in 1689, of
Frederick of Denmark (Copenhagen, Kunstmuseum) in 1693, or Ulrik Christian Gyldenloeve (Frederiksborg,
Nationalhistoriske museum, 1693).
We would like to thank Mrs Ariane James-Sarazin for confirming the attribution to Rigaud and for her precious help in writing this
in the writing of this note.
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