Portrait of Philippe Coypel and His Wife

Pastel on blue laid paper, pieced, laid down on canvas, and stretched on a wood stretcher | 905 x 730mm | 1742

Charles-Antoine Coypel

Charles-Antoine Coypel served as First Painter to the King and was also a professor at, and eventually Director of, the French Academy. Part of a powerful artistic dynasty, he was a significant collector, an aesthetic theorist, playwright, and poet, ...
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