Oil on oak panel
|Artista:||Philippe Mercier (1689-1760) atelier|
|Título de la obra:||École Française du XVIIIème siècle|
|Técnica:||Óleo sobre panel|
|Estado:||En buenas condiciones en general|
|Se vende con marco:||Sí|
French school of the 18th century, workshop of Philippe Mercier (1689-1760), group of actors
No. 1 / Scene of the commedia dell'arte with Arlequin
Oil on oak panel
Stylish frame in light wood veneer, scales and mother-of-pearl threads
Size with frame: 47 x 40 cm
Theatrical style dating from the 16th century, but so named in the 18th century, based on improvisation of often masked actors.
Ingenuity, naivety, cunning and disguises are the main ingredients of the commedia dell'arte ('comedy trade'), which was a huge success in Europe, from the 16th to the 18th century. Known as the 'so comedy', 'improvised comedy' or 'comedy at the impromptu', this theatrical form was born in Italy at the initiative of the theatre people who sought to stand out from both the literary theatre and the amateurism of the comedians of the time of the Renaissance.
Philippe Mercier (1689-1760)
Son of an upholsterer in a family of Huguenot refugees in Germany upon the revocation of the edict of Nantes, Mercier studied art at the Academy of arts of Berlin and in the workshop of Antoine Pesne. After visiting France and Italy, Marshall returned to Germany. Prince Frederick of Wales, who was in Hanover, having commissioned him to paint his portrait, he carried it out so well that he wanted to attach him to his person and took him to England where he made him his favourite.
In addition to portraits, Mercier liked to paint characters of theatre. The commedia dell'arte being a popular topic started by Claude Gillot in the 17th century and taken over by Antoine Watteau, Mercier would have met him around 1720.
In very good condition
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