Lot 232. Schule von Fontainebleau Ende 16. A running commentary. Gabrielle d'estrées (um 1570 Schloss Coeuvres [Picardy] - 1599 in Paris)

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Auction date:04.07.2018   14:00
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Lot 232Schule von Fontainebleau Ende 16. A running commentary. Gabrielle d'estrées (um 1570 Schloss Coeuvres [Picardy] - 1599 in Paris)
Hüftbild to the left, with exposed right breast. Left a fur guise sheath dress holding. Oil on canvas 73 x 60 cm (in the Oval). On high rectangular canvas wound. Restored frame min. dam. Gabrielle d'estrées was 1592-1599 mistress of the French king, Henri IV. With this you had four children, her eldest son, César founded the Bourbon line Vendôme. As beautiful and witty as described Gabrielle d'estrées, was the closest Confidant of the king, who also accompanied him on his campaigns. Her influence on the king and, therefore, the policy at this time is not to be underestimated. Gabrielle d'estrées was 1592-1599 mistress of the French king, Henri IV. With this you had four children, her eldest son, César founded the Bourbon line Vendôme. As beautiful and witty as described Gabrielle d'estrées, was the closest Confidant of the king, who also accompanied him on his campaigns. Her influence on the king and, therefore, the policy at this time is not to be underestimated. As a "school of Fontainebleau", the combined Create of mostly Italian-born artist, involved in the design of the castle of Fontainebleau. This was led by one of the leading Mannerist Francesco Primaticcio, Niccolò dell'abate and Rosso Fiorentino. The Italian mannerism, coined in consequence of the development of French art. It emerged in this period, masterpieces of painting, characterized by tasteful erotica and take pleasure in the representation of the beauty of the (female) body. The representations of Diane de Poitiers, mistress to king Henri II, are representative of the new taste in art, in the so-called Second school of Fontainebleau, which is unique to this painting again was taken up. This was now, however, artists with French roots. One of the most famous paintings of this time a double portrait that shows the exposing Gabrielle d'estrées with one of her sisters in the bath (Musée du Louvre, Paris). A single portrait of "Gabrielle d'estrées au bain" is in the collections of the Musée Condé in Chantilly.

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