Louis de BOULLOGNE (Paris, 1654 - 1733) Academy... - Lot 165 - Ader

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Louis de BOULLOGNE (Paris, 1654 - 1733) Academy... - Lot 165 - Ader
Louis de BOULLOGNE (Paris, 1654 - 1733) Academy of a seated man, 1694 Black stone and white chalk highlights on blue paper. Signed and dated lower left: "Louis De Boullongne 1694". (Some fading). 47 x 29,3 cm In his introduction to the Cahiers du Dessin Français devoted to Louis de Boullogne, Antoine Schnapper concludes his demonstration with this sentence, which is perfectly appropriate to our drawing: "As soon as he goes beyond the stage of the first compositional projects, where the outline is lost in a lace of lines stabilized by the highlights, Louis de Boullogne encircles his figures with a decided stroke, which recalls the assurance of Le Brun or, beyond that, Vouet, or even Annibal Carracci". "(A. Schnapper and H. Guicharnaud, Louis de Boullogne 1654-1733, "Cahiers du Dessin French No. 2, Éditions Galerie de Bayser). This academy signed in full is dated 1694, the year Louis de Boullogne was appointed professor at the Academy. It probably served as a prototype for the students. It has the qualities described by Schnapper, as well as its typical technical characteristics, with the use of black stone and white highlights on blue paper. The Louvre holds a collection of 163 drawings by the artist acquired in 1846. The Colnaghi Gallery dispersed in 1955-56 an album of academies dated from 1698 to 1713. Son of Louis Boullogne the Elder and brother of Bon Boullogne, Louis de Boullogne the Younger won the Grand Prix of the Academy in 1673. He was sent to the Mancini Palace as the King's pensioner and returned to France in 1679. He established a suave style, both elegant and firm, and was often compared to the Dominiquin. He was awarded many commissions throughout his career, made a fortune and practically stopped painting in 1715. He was ennobled in 1724 and appointed First Painter of the King in 1725.
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