An Allegory

PHILIPPE-LAURENT ROLAND (1746-1816) Allegorical Group with the Bust of an Architect (1780-90) Terracotta 67,3 cm Paul J. Getty Museum, Los Angeles The son of a wood carver, Philippe-Laurent joined the atelier of the famous Agustin Pajou (1730-1809) at the age of eighteen. The master soon noticed the talent of the youngster and began to entrust …

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Sir Andrew Fountaine

WILLIAM HOGARTH (1697-1764) Conversation piece with Sir Andrew Fountaine (1730-35) Oil on canvas 47,6 x 58 cm Philadelphia Museum of Art To the left sit two young women at a circular table, on which stand a wicker flask, some fruit and a glass. The woman on left in a brown dress is looking through a …

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An Officer and a Gentleman

NICOLAS DE LARGILLIERE (1656-1746) Portrait of an Officier Oil on canvas (66x 55 cm) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Unjustly shadowed by his contemporary and rival Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659-1743) Nicolas de Largilliere was on the other side of the coin of Le Grand Siecle the other great master of portraiture in France. Whereas …

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