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Louis XIV. and Hunting Party, (painting)

Artist:
VanderMulen 1634-1690
Subject:
Louis XIV
Medium:
Canvas
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 10
Born at Brussels in 1634; died 1690; aged 56. He was invited to Paris, and appointed painter to Louis XIV with a pension of two thousand livres, besides being paid for his work. He attended that enterprising monarch in most of his expeditions in the field, and designed on the spot the sieges, attacks, encampments, and marches of the King's armies. His imitation of nature is exact and faithful; his colouring excellent. His figures are dressed in the mode of the time but so well designed, and grouped with so much judgment, that his pictures have always a striking effect. They have not the fire of Bourgognone, but more sweetness; nor could any painter excel him in describing the various motions, actions, and attitudes of horses, as he carefully studied every object after nature, and knew how to express it with truth and elegance. The landscape has a charming vivacity; horses, dogs, and every object partake of the spirit of the moment. (On canvass--4 ft. by 3 ft. 7 inh.) [P. 8.]
Catalogue of Paintings, by the Great Masters, including Specimens of the First Class, of the Italian, Venetian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, French, and English Schools. It penetrates the inward recesses of the soul--even surpassing the power and force of eloquence.--Quintillian on the Art of Painting. Boston: Press of John H. Eastburn.
Topic:
History--France--Louis XIV
Recreation--Sport & Play--Hunting
Animal--Horse
Animal--Dog
Figure group
Portrait male
Landscape
Control number:
AECI 01850010
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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