Various paintings
by Charles LE BRUN

Charles Le Brun dominated 17th-century French painting as no other artist. Under the protection of a succession of important political figures, including Chancellor Pierre Séguier, Cardinal Richelieu and Nicolas Fouquet, he created a series of masterpieces of history and religious painting. For Louis XIV and his chief minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert he executed his greatest work, the royal palace of Versailles. After Colbert's death in 1683, he was no longer able to count on prestigious commissions and, apart from finishing the decoration of Versailles, he concentrated on smaller-scale religious painting.

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Apotheose of Louis XIV
1677
Oil on canvas, 109,5 78,3 cm
Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest


Daedalus and Icarus
1645-46
Oil on canvas, 190 x 124 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg


Hercules and the Horses of Diomedes
c. 1640
Oil on canvas
Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham


Holy Family with the Adoration of the Child
1655
Oil on canvas, 87 x 118 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Louis XIV Adoring the Risen Christ
1674
Oil on canvas
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon


The Repentant Magdalen
1655
Oil on canvas, 252 x 171 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


The Repentant Magdalen (detail)
1655
Oil on canvas
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Martyrdom of St John the Evangelist at Porta Latina
1641-42
Oil on canvas, 282 x 224 cm
Saint-Nicolas du Chardonnet, Paris


Portrait of the Sculptor Nicolas Le Brun
c. 1635
Oil on canvas, 87 x 69 cm
Residenzgalerie, Salzburg


Pietà
1643-45
Oil on canvas, 146 x 222 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


The Sacrifice of Polyxena
1647
Oil on canvas, 178 x 131 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


The Raising of the Cross
1685
Oil on canvas, 155 x 197 cm
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Troyes


Chancellor Séguier at the Entry of Louis XIV into Paris
1655-61
Oil on canvas, 295 x 351 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Adoration of the Shepherds
1689
Oil on canvas, 151 x 213 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Portrait of Turenne
c. 1665
Oil on canvas, 67 x 52 cm
Musée National du Château, Versailles


The Triumph of Faith
1658-60
Oil on canvas
Château, Vaux-le-Vicomte


The Triumph of Faith
1658-60
Oil on canvas
Château, Vaux-le-Vicomte


Triumph of Hercules
1658-61
Oil on canvas
Château, Vaux-le-Vicomte


Aerial view
1656-61
Photo
Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy (Seine-et-Marne)



Summary of the works by Charles Le Brun
Versailles | Stories of Alexander | Various paintings | Graphics



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