Maurice-Quentin de La Tour, 1741 - Portrait of Gabriel Bernard Rieux - fine art print

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Original artwork specifications by The J. Paul Getty Museum (© - by The J. Paul Getty Museum -

Gabriel Bernard de Rieux, the youngest son of an immensely successful financier, wears the robes of his office as president of the second Court of Inquiry in the Parliament of Paris. From a large tome held on his lap, he lifts a sheet of paper. Intending to declare the sitter's erudition, wealth, and status, Maurice-Quentin de La Tour placed de Rieux in his study, surrounded by fashionable and expensive objects. Behind him is a richly ornamental screen; on a table covered with blue velvet cloth are books, papers, and an inkstand with a quill pen. A globe stands next to the table and a Turkish carpet covers the floor. These objects identify the sitter as a connoisseur of fine and precious thing--like his father, whose considerable fortune de Rieux inherited the year this portrait was painted.

This large, full-length portrait, still in its original, massive gilt frame, was assembled from separate sheets of paper laid on canvas and drawn entirely in pastel. The most sought-after portraitist of his day, La Tour worked exclusively in pastel, producing likenesses of the nobility and the wealthy middle class that were applauded for both their technical mastery and their astonishing verisimilitude. In fact, one contemporary critic marveled that such a work as this portrait could be created using crayons.

Structured artwork information

Name of the painting: "Portrait of Gabriel Bernard Rieux"
Categorization: painting
Broad category: classic art
Temporal classification: 18th century
Year of creation: 1741
Approximate age of artwork: more than 270 years old
Exhibited in: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Museum location: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Website of the museum: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Artwork license: public domain
Courtesy of: The J. Paul Getty Museum

Structured artist data

Artist: Maurice-Quentin de La Tour
Alternative names: De La Tour Maurice Quentin, La Tour Maurice Quentin de, Maurice Quentin de Latour, Delatour Maurice Quentin, La Tour Maurice de, La Tour M. E. de, quentin latour, Quentin de La Tour Maurice, Tour Maurice de la, Quentin de Latour, Latour Quentin de, Delatour Maurice-Quentin de, La Tour Maurice de, Latour Maurice Quentin de, de la Tour, Maurice-Quentin de La Tour, latour quentin, Latour Maurice-Quentin de, Quentin de Latour Maurice, la tour quentin, La Tour, Latour, Delatour Maurice-Quentin, La Tour Maurice Quentin, Tour Maurice Quentin de La, maurice quentin latour, M. de la Tour, La Tour Maurice-Quentin de
Artist gender: male
Artist nationality: French
Jobs: pastellist
Home country: France
Classification: old master
Styles of the artist: Rococo
Life span: 84 years
Born: 1704
Born in (place): Saint-Quentin, Hauts-de-France, France
Year of death: 1788
Died in (place): Saint-Quentin, Hauts-de-France, France

The product details

Print prodct: art print
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Manufacturing process: UV direct printing (digital print)
Production: produced in Germany
Stock type: on demand production
Product usage: wall decoration, art print gallery
Orientation: portrait alignment
Aspect ratio: 1 : 1.4 - (length : width)
Implication: the length is 29% shorter than the width
Available reproduction materials: acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), poster print (canvas paper), canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) variants: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) options: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Poster print (canvas paper) sizes: 50x70cm - 20x28"
Aluminium print (aluminium dibond material) sizes: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Art print framing: not included

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  • The acrylic glass print: An acrylic glass print, often referenced as a print on plexiglass, changes an original into gorgeous décor. The artwork will be made thanks to state-of-the-art UV print technology. With an acrylic glass art print sharp contrasts and artwork details will be recognizeable with the help of the very subtle gradation of the picture. The real glass coating protects your chosen fine art print against light and external influences for up to 60 years.
  • The poster print (canvas material): The Artprinta poster is a UV printed canvas paper with a fine surface structure. Please note, that depending on the absolute size of the poster we add a white margin of around 2 - 6cm round about the print in order to facilitate the framing with your custom frame.
  • Aluminium dibond (metal print): These are metal prints on aluminium dibond with a true depth effect. A direct Direct Print on Aluminum Dibond is the best introduction to the sophisticated world of fine art prints produced with aluminum. For your Aluminium Dibond option, we print your selected work of art on the surface of the white-primed aluminum composite.
  • The canvas print: A printed canvas, which shall not be mistaken with a painting on a canvas, is a digital replica printed on a cotton canvas. The advantage of canvas prints is that they are relatively low in weight, meaning that it is quite simple to hang up your Canvas print without any wall-mounts. That is why, a canvas print is suitable for all types of walls.

Your personal visual art print

Portrait of Gabriel Bernard Rieux was painted by the artist Maurice-Quentin de La Tour. Nowadays, this piece of art is in the the collection of The J. Paul Getty Museum, which is part of the J. Paul Getty trust and is one of the world's largest arts organizations worldwide. It seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting, conserving, exhibiting, and interpreting works of art of outstanding quality and historical importance.. The classic art masterpiece, which is in the public domain is supplied with courtesy of The J. Paul Getty Museum.: . What is more, the alignment is in portrait format with a side ratio of 1 : 1.4, which means that the length is 29% shorter than the width. Maurice-Quentin de La Tour was a pastellist, whose art style can primarily be assigned to Rococo. The artist was born in the year 1704 in Saint-Quentin, Hauts-de-France, France and passed away at the age of 84 in the year 1788 in Saint-Quentin, Hauts-de-France, France.

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