C1680 French Louis XIV period Oil on Canvas Portrait, Circle of F. De Troy

$10,750.00 Louis XIV Lady

Painting of a Lady in a Blue Dress.
Ex Gallerie Valtesse, 34 rue Jean Jaurès, Vesoul, France, this magnificant  and large Louis XIV period baroque portrait is on a canvas 79.5 cm by 63.5 cm. The 17th century oil on canvas painting is housed within an impressive 19th century gilded frame that measures 107 cm by 90 cm.
This painting is from the circle of Francois de Troy (1645-1730). De Troy was form a dynasty of painters. He was taught by his father, Nicholas, and he, in turn, schooled his son, Jean-Francois, also a renowned painter. Francois Dee Troy was one of the prominent portraitists of the day, alongside Hyacinthe Rigaud and Nicholas De Largilliere.
In antiques jargon, in this case taken from a Christie's catalogue small print,  Circle of means "in our opinion a work of the period of the artist or maker and showing his influence." Attributed to, studio of, manner of, after, signed, with signature all have different, but very precise meanings. Bearing the signature/mark of  often confuses lay people. Basically, it means that the work is a fake.
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