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Henri Gascars

 (1635 - 1701)
Henri Gascars was active/lived in France, Italy.  Henri Gascars is known for portrait paintings-royalty, aristocrats.

Biography   Henri Gascars


Henri Gascars is thought to have been the son of Pierre Gascars, an obscure Parisian painter and sculptor. He traveled to Rome in 1659 and returned to Paris in 1667, but was probably in Amsterdam later the same year, working on the portrait of the diarist Nicolas Delafond (Hermitage, St Petersburg).

In 1672, Gascars' morceau de reception, a portrait of Louis de Bourbon, the Grand Dauphin, was rejected by the Académie Royale, and two years later Gascars departed for England where he was better received. From 1674 to 1677 he worked at the English Court, and found particular favour with Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth and mistress   ...  Displaying 750 of 2043 characters.

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PORTRAIT OF LOUISE RENÉE DE PENANCOËT DE KÉROUALLE, DUCHESS OF PORTSMOUTH AND AUBIGNY
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PORTRAIT DE JACQUES DE GOYON III, SIRE DE MATIGNON, COMTE DE THORIGNY, LIEUTENANT GÉNÉRAL DES ARMÉES (1644-1725)
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PORTRAIT OF A COURT BEAUTY, RECLINING IN A LANDSCAPE, A CHÂTEAU IN THE DISTANCE
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