French painting

Portrait of a Man

Maurice Quentin De la Tour
Saint-Quentin, 1704 - Saint-Quentin, 1788

Circa 1760, pastel, 73 x 59 cm
Nelie's bedroom

The 18th century was an original century where all remarkable talents found their place. This was the case of Maurice Quentin de La Tour from Saint-Quentin, who found a way of expressing his science of portraits through the medium of pastels. The delicacy of the crayon here responds to the psychological sensitivity that can be seen in the model, so fragile that we give it all our attention.

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