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Hyacinthe Rigaud

French painter and draftsman

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Rigaud was one of the foremost painters of the later reign of Louis XIV. His subjects were drawn largely from court circles, specializing in the state portrait. His style included a greater formality to portraiture, in contrast to the previous style of understated elegance made popular by Titian and Anthony van Dyck. Rigaud's style continued dominate official portraiture in France into the 18th century. His brother Gaspard Rigaud (1661-1705) was also a portrait painter.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500024827.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Hyacinthe Rigaud:

Pierre-Imbert Drevet after Hyacinthe Rigaud Portrait of the Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704), 1723 Engraving on laid paper
Pierre Drevet after Hyacinthe Rigaud Portrait of Louis-Alexandre de Bourbon, Comte de Toulouse, 1714 Engraving on laid paper
Pierre Drevet after Hyacinthe Rigaud Portrait of the Painter, Hyacinthe Rigaud, 1714 Engraving on laid paper
Georg Friedrich Schmidt after Hyacinthe Rigaud Portrait of Jean-Baptist Silva, 1742 Engraving on laid paper
Pierre Drevet after Hyacinthe Rigaud Portrait of Maximilien Titon; Seigneur d’Ognon, 1690 Engraving on laid paper
Pierre Drevet after Hyacinthe Rigaud Portrait of the Painter, Hyacinthe Rigaud, 1714 Engraving on laid paper
Gérard Edelinck after Hyacinthe Rigaud Portrait of the French Genealogist, Charles-René d'Hozier, 1691 Engraving
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