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Testelin,Henri Colbert Presenting the Members of the Royal Academy of Sciences to Louis XIV in 1667 oil painting on canvas
Colbert Presenting the Members of the Royal Academy of Sciences to Louis XIV in 1667
Painting ID::  96079
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Testelin,Henri Colbert Presenting the Members of the Royal Academy of Sciences to Louis XIV in 1667 oil painting on canvas



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  Testelin,Henri
  French , 1616-1695 Painter, printmaker and writer, brother of Louis Testelin. As a member of the circle of Charles Le Brun, he endorsed his connection with the Academie Royale by submitting an allegorical portrait of Louis XIV in Childhood as Patron of the Arts as his morceau de reception. He was secretary of the Acad?mie from 1650 and a professor from 1656. He produced several tapestry cartoons based on designs by Le Brun for the Gobelins, including the Wedding of Louis XIV and Maria-Theresa on 9 June 1660 (before 1665) and the Founding of the Academie des Sciences and the Observatory in 1666. He was active also as a court portrait painter, exhibiting portraits of Louis XIV as Patron of the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (exh. Salon 1673; Versailles, Cheteau) and of Maria-Theresa, Queen of France . Also at the Salon of 1673 he showed a history painting,
  Colbert Presenting the Members of the Royal Academy of Sciences to Louis XIV in 1667
  second half of 17th century Medium oil on canvas cyf

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