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Self-Portrait  1725

by Nicolas de Largillière

Nicolas de Largillière was among the most highly esteemed and prolific portrait painters working in the time of Louis XIV of France, and his popularity continued through the period of the regency that followed Louis’s death in 1715. His portraits were admired for their deftly rendered textures and for the confident poses that lent a sense of grandeur and ease to the sitter...
31 15/16 × 25 1/2 in. (81.1 × 64.8 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago