• Portrait of Pompon II de Bellievre

    Artist:
    Le Brun, Charles, copy after. 1619-1690
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    73х57 cm

Le Brun, Charles, copy after. 1619-1690

Portrait of Pompon II de Bellievre

France, late 17th century

Nicolas Pomponne de Bellièvre was a prominent French statesman, State Councillor and ambassador to England and The Hague. The Hermitage painting is a copy of the portrait painted for Pomponne de Bellièvre by Lebrun between 1653 and 1656 to commemorate his election as first President of the Parliament of Paris in 1653. Bellièvre is depicted in a red ermine-trimmed mantle worn by members of the Parliament and a small black skullcap. The original portrait has probably not survived, but there is an engraving of it that was made by Robert Nanteuil soon after it was painted in 1657. The portrait of Nicolas Pomponne de Bellièvre is known to have been in the collection of his nephew, Achille de Harlay, in 1693, while the copy is listed in the 1690 inventory of Lebrun’s collection. . A scientific examination of the Hermitage version has shown that it could have been made in the mid-17th century, i.e. at approximately the same time as the original.

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Portrait of Pompon II de Bellievre

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Technique:

oil

Dimensions:

73х57 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1931; handed over by the Antikvariat All-Union Association

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-6822

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