Jean-Baptiste Perronneau

Portrait of a Man in a Red Coat

c. 1770-1775
A dignified, unidentified sitter is positioned within a painted oval frame. Tucked under his left arm is a black hat, and black is repeated in the bow that ties his powdered hair. The freely applied colour of the red coat, lace frill, and skin tones resembles the quality of the pastel work for which Perronneau was renowned. The French artist had an itinerant career, finding his clients throughout Europe.
Title
Portrait of a Man in a Red Coat
Date
c. 1770-1775
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
73.4 x 60.2 cm
Nationality
French
Credit line
Presented 1925 by the heirs of Sir Edmund Walker, CVO, LL.D., D.C.L., 1848-1924, first Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Canada, 1909-1924
Accession number
3344