The sitter was a chevalier (knight) of Saint-Louis, a military Order instituted in 1693, whose insignia is attached to his armour with red ribbon. The portrait may have been cut down from a larger one.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1685 - 1766
Full title
Portrait of a Man in Armour
Date made
about 1750
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
54 x 44.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Emilie Yznaga, 1945
Inventory number
NG5587
Location in Gallery