Alexis Grimou (Romont 1678-1733 Paris) Portrait of a man, bust-length, in a white cravat and armour
Lot 33
Alexis Grimou (Romont 1678-1733 Paris) Portrait of a man, bust-length, in a white cravat and armour unframed
Sold for £9,375 (US$ 15,757) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Alexis Grimou (Romont 1678-1733 Paris)
Portrait of a man, bust-length, in a white cravat and armour
oil on canvas
56 x 46cm (22 1/16 x 18 1/8in).
unframed

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    The Property of a Private European Collector

    Grimou's significance for the development of 18th century French art is only now beginning to be appreciated. Influenced by 17th century Dutch masters, most notably Rembrandt, by introducing into France northern formulae, such half-length portraits as the present work inspired the later works of artists including Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Charles Eisen, Joseph Duvreux and Jean-Baptiste Greuze. In particular, he anticipated the sketches of fantasy portraits produced by Fragonard, who, moreover, made pastiches of Grimou's work (for example, his Portrait of a Girl, now in Dulwich Picture Gallery).
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