Portrait of a Lady, Seated Three-Quarter-Length, in a White and Gold Gown with a Blue Robe, a Garden Beyond
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Henri Gascars ( Paris 1635 - Rome 1701 )
Henri Gascars is thought to have been the son of Pierre Gascars, an obscure Parisian painter and sculptor. He travelled 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.