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