Charles XII from the Workshop of Hyacinthe Rigaud

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Liana Miate
by From the Workshop of Hyacinthe Rigaud
published on 31 October 2023
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Charles XII, oil on canvas from the workshop of the French artist Hyacinthe Rigaud. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.

Charles XII was famous throughout Europe. Everyone wanted his portrait. This has been added in the studio of the French court painter Rigaud. In shining armour and with a fluttering cloak, the king stands as if on a theatre stage - the war in the background is more like a backdrop. The short hair had become his signature, a symbol of the soldier king. In 1715, when the portrait was painted, the Swedish great power was about to collapse. Real wars, much bloodier than the theatrical war of the painting, raged on all sides. Three years later, the king was dead.

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