Lagneau / Portrait of an Old Man / c. 1600Lagneau
Portrait of an Old Man
c. 1600

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Creator Name: Lagneau
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: French; fl. late 16th-early 17th cen.
Creator Name-CRT: Lagneau
Title: Portrait of an Old Man
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1585
Creation End Date: 1615
Creation Date: c. 1600
Creation Place: Europe,France
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Classification Term: chalk
Classification Term: Drawing
Classification Term: Prints and Drawings
Materials and Techniques: Black and red and white chalks, with stumping, and black crayon, on cream laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper.
Dimensions: Height: 423 mm., Width: 290 mm.
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1979.648
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Margaret Day Blake Collection
Context: The name "Lagneau" is associated with several large groups of early French portrait drawings, but almost nothing is known about the artist himself. The portraits, which include ethnic and genre types, have been associated with the court of Lorraine and the realism of the young Georges de la Tour. The treatment of the old man's face here is strongly naturalistic, but, despite its anonymity, not without dignity.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1979.648
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 2000

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