RANC, Jean
(b. 1674, Montpellier, d. 1735, Madrid)

Ferdinand VI as Prince

Oil on canvas, 144 x 116 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

The Montpellier-born artist developed in Madrid a successful, life-long career as a portrait painter. Ranc's training as a portrait painter is certainly apparent in the delicate treatment of the faces of his subjects and, more so, in the exquisitely rendered fabrics. He correctly interpreted the portraits of Philip V and members of his family such as Prince Ferdinand.