Portraits, Le Maitre de Musique, The Master of Music, Charles Le Brun, c1650
Artist: Charles Le Brun
Engraver: J Coquere
Paper Size: 370 x 260mm
Technique: Copperplate engraving
Charles Le Brun (baptized 24 February 1619 – 12 February 1690) was a French painter, physiognomist, art theorist, and director of several art schools of his time. As a court painter to Louis XIV, who declared him "the greatest French artist of all time", he was a dominant figure in 17th-century French art and much influenced by Nicolas Poussin.
The early decorative programs at Versailles were largely the work of Le Brun. They included designs for garden statues, fountains and festivals, and culminated in the monumental paintings on the ceiling of the hall of mirrors.