Kopf einer Frau mit Schleier (Vestalin, das Feuer hütend), François Le Moyne
François Le Moyne
Kopf einer Frau mit Schleier (Vestalin, das Feuer hütend)
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François Le Moyne: A Vestal Virgin Tending Fire / Vestalin, das Feuer hütend, ca. 1726/1727, Öl auf Leinwand, 88,9 x 106,7 cm. Inv. Nr. 65.48, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund, Minneapolis

François Le Moyne

Kopf einer Frau mit Schleier (Vestalin, das Feuer hütend), ca. 1726 – 1727


Blatt
238 x 219 mm
Inventory Number
1102
Object Number
1102 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

François Lemoyne, who was about the same age as Watteau, pursued a career as a court artist. He produced large decorative wall and ceiling paintings in Versailles and attained the status of “first painter to the king”. For this study of a woman’s head, probably made in preparation for a painting, he used the colour- istic three-chalk technique, and to an extent handled the lines loosely and freely. The artificial, histrionic expression, however, has nothing in common with Watteau’s lifelike drawings.

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Title
Kopf einer Frau mit Schleier (Vestalin, das Feuer hütend)
Draughtsman
Period Produced
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Object Type
Material
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Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Unten links Stempel der Sammlung Pierre-Jean-Mariette, Paris (Lugt 2097)
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  • Nicht geprüft

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Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

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Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 31D15 adult woman
  • 31AA243(+4) head bent backwards - AA - female human figure (+ three-quarter view)
  • 31B6211 looking upwards
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10.04.2024