Bildnis eines Feldherrn
Französisch um 1650/70

Bildnis eines Feldherrn,

um 1650/70
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
79,2 x 64,3 cm
Displayed
Not on display
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
165
Acquisition
1810 durch König Max I. Joseph erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Französisch um 1650/70, Bildnis eines Feldherrn, um 1650/70, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ZnxwNMO4Xg (Last updated on 12.12.2023)
The look on the French general’s face peering out of the picture is stern and at the same time melancholic. The painter has captured the harsh facial features and the greying hair as well as the white taffeta sash across the breastplate with precision. This portrait was originally thought to depict the famous Marshal Turenne. However, this identification as well as the former attribution to Philippe de Champaigne no longer hold true.