• Seated Woman in Profile

    Artist:
    Bellange, Jacques-Charles, ca. 1575-1616
    Technique:
    pen and brush and brown wash
    Dimensions:
    20,2x15,6 cm

Bellange, Jacques-Charles, ca. 1575-1616

Seated Woman in Profile

France, after 1610 (?)

The artistic career of the French painter, draughtsman and engraver Jacques Bellange is connected with Nancy, the capital of Lorraine. As court artist between 1602 and 1616 of Dukes Charles III and Henry II of Lorraine, he took charge in 1606 of organizing the festivities for Henry’s marriage to Margherita Gonzaga and in 1610 he set about decorating the ducal palace with frescoes. Hardly any of Bellanges’s paintings have survived, but we do know him from his drawings and around 50 engravings on secular and religious subjects. Bellage is considered one of the exponents of late Mannerism in art and his graphic works are marked by a refined elegance.

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Seated Woman in Profile

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pen and brush and brown wash

Dimensions:

20,2x15,6 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1924; handed over from the Academy of Fine Arts

Inventory Number:

ОР-16124

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