Jean-Baptiste Perronneau

Portrait of Jacob van Kretschmar (1721-1792)

1217 detail signatuur
1217 achterzijde
1217 ingelijst
1217 voorzijde
1217 voorzijde

Jean-Baptiste Perronneau
Portrait of Jacob van Kretschmar (1721-1792)

1754 Nicht zu sehen

This is Jacob van Kretschmar, aged 33. Van Kretschmar belonged to the Dutch aristocracy and made his career in the army. In this portrait he wears a chic blue jacket with gold embroidery. The embroidery has been very loosely rendered, as has the white lace of his ‘jabot’. Jacob’s face, by contrast, has been recorded in meticulous detail.

Van Kretschmar had his portrait painted by Perronneau, a French artist. It is executed in pastels, a popular technique in the 18th century. It was partly thanks to Perronneau that pastel portraits became fashionable in the Netherlands. Pastels are extremely delicate, but because this portrait had always stayed in the family, it is in perfect condition.

Technische Daten
1217 voorzijde

Jean-Baptiste Perronneau
Portrait of Jacob van Kretschmar (1721-1792)

1754 Nicht zu sehen

Gift of jonkheer F.G.L.O. van Kretschmar van Veen, 2018
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Allgemeine Informationen
Jean-Baptiste Perronneau (Paris 1715 - 1783 Amsterdam)
Portrait of Jacob van Kretschmar (1721-1792)
1754
pastel
1217
Material und technische Daten
pastel, crayon
paper
45 x 60 cm
Inschriften
linksboven: Perronneau / Peintre du Roy / en 1754 / à La Haye

Ursprung

Jacob van Kretschmar, The Hague, 1754-1792; by inheritance to the family of the sitter; gift of jonkheer F.G.L.O. van Kretschmar van Veen (1918-2017), 2018