Eustache Le Sueur

French Baroque Era Painter, 1616-1655. French painter and draughtsman. He was one of the most important painters of historical, mythological and religious pictures in 17th-century France and one of the founders of French classicism. He was long considered the 'French Raphael' and the equal of Nicolas Poussin and Charles Le Brun. His reputation reached its zenith in the first half of the 19th century, but since then it has been in decline, largely as a result of the simplified and saccharine image of the man and his art created by Romantic writers and painters. Nevertheless, more recent recognition of the complexity of his art has resulted in a new interest in him and in his place in the evolution of French painting in the 17th century. Despite the almost total absence of signed and dated works, the chronology of Le Sueur's oeuvre can be established with the aid of a few surviving contracts, dated engravings after his paintings and the list of works published by Le Comte in 1700.

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Eustache Le Sueur Caligula Depositing the Ashes of his Mother and Brother in the Tomb of his Ancestors oil painting


Caligula Depositing the Ashes of his Mother and Brother in the Tomb of his Ancestors
Painting ID::  10153
Artist: Eustache Le Sueur
Painting: Caligula Depositing the Ashes of his Mother and Brother in the Tomb of his Ancestors
Introduction: 1647 Oil on canvas
   
   
     

Eustache Le Sueur A Gathering of Friends oil painting


A Gathering of Friends
Painting ID::  10154
Artist: Eustache Le Sueur
Painting: A Gathering of Friends
Introduction: 1640 Oil on canvas 127 x 195 cm Louvre, Paris
   
   
     

Eustache Le Sueur Clio Euterpe and Thalia oil painting


Clio Euterpe and Thalia
Painting ID::  10155
Artist: Eustache Le Sueur
Painting: Clio Euterpe and Thalia
Introduction: 1652 Oil on wood 130 x130cm Louvre
   
   
     

Eustache Le Sueur Melpomene, Erato and Polymnia oil painting


Melpomene, Erato and Polymnia
Painting ID::  10156
Artist: Eustache Le Sueur
Painting: Melpomene, Erato and Polymnia
Introduction: 1652Oil on canvas 130x130 cmLouvre
   
   
     

Eustache Le Sueur The Muse Terpsichore oil painting


The Muse Terpsichore
Painting ID::  10157
Artist: Eustache Le Sueur
Painting: The Muse Terpsichore
Introduction: 1652-55 Oil on panel, 116 x 74 cm Musee du Louvre, Paris
   
   
     

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     French Baroque Era Painter, 1616-1655. French painter and draughtsman. He was one of the most important painters of historical, mythological and religious pictures in 17th-century France and one of the founders of French classicism. He was long considered the 'French Raphael' and the equal of Nicolas Poussin and Charles Le Brun. His reputation reached its zenith in the first half of the 19th century, but since then it has been in decline, largely as a result of the simplified and saccharine image of the man and his art created by Romantic writers and painters. Nevertheless, more recent recognition of the complexity of his art has resulted in a new interest in him and in his place in the evolution of French painting in the 17th century. Despite the almost total absence of signed and dated works, the chronology of Le Sueur's oeuvre can be established with the aid of a few surviving contracts, dated engravings after his paintings and the list of works published by Le Comte in 1700.