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1659-1743

French Baroque Painter

Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659-1743) was a highly esteemed French baroque painter known for his portraits of royalty and aristocracy during Louis XIV's rule in France. His art became synonymous with refinement and sophistication at French courts during this era.

Rigaud was born on July 18, 1659, to a family of artisans and merchants from Perpignan in France. When his father passed away when Hyacinthe was only eight, his mother remarried a goldsmith who helped foster Rigaud's artistic abilities.

Rigaud began his formal painting training under Paul Pezet of Montpellier before moving on to Lyon where he studied portraiture under Antoine Ranc. By 1681 he relocated to Paris and joined Charles Le Brun's studio as one of his principal French painters at that time.

Rigaud achieved fame in 1682 after receiving the Prix de Rome scholarship to study art in Rome. However, he decided instead to remain in Paris and build his career there before being admitted into Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in 1700.

Rigaud began his illustrious career when he was asked to paint King Louis XIV wearing his coronation attire in 1701. This portrait, widely lauded upon its completion, cemented Rigaud's standing as an expert portraitist - leading him to receive commissions from both French nobility and foreign royals alike.

Rigaud was known for his careful attention to detail and his ability to capture his subjects' personalities through vivid colors and vibrant nuances. His portraits not only depicted individuals, but also displayed their wealth or social status through elaborate costumes or backgrounds to emphasize this prestige in each painting.

Rigaud was known for living an austere life despite his success, giving generous financial assistance to struggling artists in need. Additionally, he served as Director of the Academie Royale and founding Member of the Academie de Saint-Luc.

Rigaud never married or had children. He passed away in Paris on December 29, 1743, leaving behind an impressive body of work that continues to be appreciated for its elegance and sophistication. Rigaud had an immense impact on French portraiture during its development period as well as becoming a key representative of baroque period art.

31 Hyacinthe Rigaud Artworks

Portrait of Jules Hardouin-Mansart, 1685 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print

Portrait of Jules Hardouin-Mansart 1685

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.65
SKU: 19438-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:162 x 129 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Charles-Auguste d'Allonville, Marquis de Louville, 1708 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print
SKU: 19437-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:141 x 109 cm
Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, USA

Louis XIV, 1701 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print

Louis XIV 1701

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.42
SKU: 19436-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:238 x 149 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Philip V, King of Spain, 1701 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print

Philip V, King of Spain 1701

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.09
SKU: 19435-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:130 x 91 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Antoine Paris, c.1724 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print

Antoine Paris c.1724

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.17
SKU: 19434-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:144.7 x 110.5 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Philippe de Courcillon, Marquis de Dangeau, 1702 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print
SKU: 19433-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:163 x 130.5 cm
Museum of Palace of Versailles, Paris, France

Martin Van den Bogaert, known as Desjardins, 1683 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print
SKU: 19432-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:129.3 x 96.7 cm
Museum of Palace of Versailles, Paris, France

Pierre Mignard, c.1690/91 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print

Pierre Mignard c.1690/91

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.76
SKU: 19431-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:148.5 x 115.5 cm
Museum of Palace of Versailles, Paris, France

Self-Portrait, c.1711 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print

Self-Portrait c.1711

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.15
SKU: 19430-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:80.5 x 63.6 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Portrait of Prince Joseph Wenzel I von Liechtenstein, 1740 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print
SKU: 19429-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:81 x 65 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

Count Philipp Ludwig Wenzel Sinzendorf, 1728 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print
SKU: 19428-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:166 x 131.5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

A French Magistrate of Requests (President Andre Pierre Hebert), c.1702 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print
SKU: 19427-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:137.5 x 104 cm
Public Collection

Portrait of Marshal Charles-Auguste de Matignon, c.1708 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print
SKU: 19426-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:147 x 113 cm
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany

Portrait of Aleksander Benedykt Sobieski, c.1696 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print
SKU: 19425-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:112 x 89 cm
Public Collection

Portrait of Konstanty Wladyslaw Sobieski, c.1696 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print
SKU: 19424-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:112 x 89 cm
Public Collection

Portrait of a Gentleman, c.1705 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print

Portrait of a Gentleman c.1705

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.43
SKU: 19423-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:81.3 x 65.4 cm
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, USA

Louis XIV, n.d. by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print

Louis XIV n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.46
SKU: 19422-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:91.4 x 72 cm
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Louis XV as a Child, c.1716/24 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print

Louis XV as a Child c.1716/24

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.15
SKU: 19421-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:195.6 x 141 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Portrait of a General Officer, c.1710 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print

Portrait of a General Officer c.1710

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.20
SKU: 19420-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:137.2 x 105 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Portrait of a Man, 1693 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print

Portrait of a Man 1693

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.26
SKU: 19419-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:82.6 x 65.4 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Portrait of Cardinal Guillaume Dubois, 1723 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print
SKU: 19418-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:146.7 x 113.7 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Gio. Francesco II Brignole-Sale, 1739 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print

Gio. Francesco II Brignole-Sale 1739

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.59
SKU: 19417-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:101 x 80 cm
Public Collection

Philip V, king of Spain, 1701 by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print

Philip V, king of Spain 1701

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.42
SKU: 19416-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:230 x 155 cm
Museum of Palace of Versailles, Paris, France

Louis de France, Duke of Burgundy, n.d. by Hyacinthe Rigaud | Canvas Print

Louis de France, Duke of Burgundy n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.37
SKU: 19415-RIH
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Original Size:129 x 98 cm
Museum of Palace of Versailles, Paris, France

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