Charles Le Brun art links 


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Charles Le Brun: Apotheosis of Louis XIV, 1677
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Charles Le Brun

[French Baroque Era Painter, 1619-1690]

• Relationships: Studied under Nicolas Poussin and Simon Vouet.
Le Brun's students included Charles de La Fosse.
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Original works by Charles Le Brun available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK
The Holy Family

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Portiere Showing the Fouquet Arms, 1659-60
Spring, 1661-62
Louis XIV's Entry into Dunkerque, 1662
Daedalus and Icarus, ca.1645-46

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
4 works online by Le Brun

Notable SiteLiechtenstein Museum, Vienna
Portrait of the Sculptor Nicolas le Brun, ca.1635 (Zoom)

Notable SiteCharles Le Brun at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Alexander in Babylon, 1665

Notable SiteCharles Le Brun at the Louvre Museum, Paris
The Apotheosis of Hercules, drawing, 1650-58

Notable SiteCharles Le Brun at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Two men carrying a cross, red chalk drawing, 1685

Notable SiteCharles Le Brun at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Chancellor Séguier at the Entry of Louis XIV into Paris in 1660, ca.1655-61

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris
17 paintings

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  
Skip forward to about page 9 for hundreds of works on paper by Charles Le Brun

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
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Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK
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Château de Versailles, France

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK
The Massacre of the Innocents
Horatius Cocles defending the Bridge

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Le Musée de la Chartreuse de Douai, France (in French)  
Portrait équestre de Louis XIV

Le Musée Ingres, Montauban, France (in French)  
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Charles Le Brun in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France (in French)  
La Résurrection du Christ

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France (in French)  
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Musee Magnin, Dijon, France

Musées de Lorraine, France (in French)  
Vierge à l'Enfant

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

The Jewish Museum, New York City
Painting from the exhibition Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)
The Brazen Serpent

Art Market:
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Artarchiv Sample Artist Symbols + Monograms
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Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
4 works online

Notable SiteCharles Le Brun at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteCharles Le Brun in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteCharles Le Brun in the WebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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California State University WorldImages Database  


Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Charles Le Brun  
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Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

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Portrait of Louis XIV (1638-1715)
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Daedalus and Icarus, 1642-6
Daedalus and Icarus, 1642-6

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