Show me:
and
Clear all filters

  • 25 items Explore
  • 38 items
  • 25 items Explore
  • 48 items
  • 88 items
  • 3,437 items Explore
  • 92 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 4 items
  • 42 items
  • 10,778 items Explore
  • 209 items Explore
  • 1,212 items Explore
  • 8,530 items Explore
  • 4,997 items Explore
  • 72 items Explore
  • 124 items Explore
  • 10,637 items Explore
  • 13,052 items Explore
  • 4,608 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 5 items
  • 146 items Explore
  • 2,014 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 4,725 items Explore
  • 24 items Explore
  • 440 items Explore
  • 19,054 items Explore
  • 34 items Explore
  • 1,874 items Explore
  • 1,109 items Explore
  • 6 items
  • 5,557 items Explore
  • 455 items Explore
  • 29 items
  • 946 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 1 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 8 items
  • 19,023 items Explore
  • 787 items Explore
  • 19 items
  • 74 items Explore
  • 33 items
  • 800 items
  • 25 items
  • 61 items
  • 28 items
  • 303 items Explore
  • 6 items
  • 44 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 2 items
  • 145 items
  • 2 items
  • 2 items
  • 121 items Explore
  • 119 items
  • 1,022 items Explore
  • 811 items
  • 95 items
  • 27 items
  • 7 items
  • 1 items
  • 25,821 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 3,610 items Explore
  • 1,528 items Explore
  • 403 items
  • 158 items Explore
  • 9,502 items Explore
  • 9,674 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 1 items
  • 39 items
  • 3 items
  • 2 items
  • 4 items
  • 6,061 items Explore
  • 5,636 items Explore
  • 4,052 items Explore
  • 1,461 items Explore
  • 927 items Explore
  • 3,478 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 312 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 3,332 items Explore
  • 20 items Explore
  • 336 items Explore
  • 789 items Explore
  • 1,062 items Explore
  • 511 items Explore
  • 923 items Explore
  • 1,138 items
  • 89 items
  • 126 items Explore
  • 6,962 items Explore
  • 163 items
  • 310 items
  • 7 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 27 items
  • 61 items
  • 300 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 2,934 items Explore
  • 1,520 items Explore
  • 80 items
  • 43 items
  • 19,253 items Explore
  • 1,189 items Explore
  • 138 items
  • 839 items Explore
  • 32 items
  • 1 items
  • 132 items Explore
  • 24 items
  • 22 items
  • 252 items
  • 314 items
  • 838 items Explore
  • 1,897 items
  • 305 items Explore
  • 2,398 items
  • 2,533 items
  • 6 items
  • 2 items
  • 3 items
  • 4,381 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 32,417 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 3,311 items Explore
  • 278 items Explore
  • 7,972 items Explore
  • 31 items
  • 25 items
  • 713 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 65 items
  • 161 items
  • 52 items
  • 20,534 items Explore
  • 907 items
  • 18 items
  • 21,606 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 2,337 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 1,050 items Explore
  • 59 items
  • 499 items
  • 3,288 items Explore
  • 119 items
  • 2 items
  • 453 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 21 items
  • 90 items Explore
  • 76 items
  • 289 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 6 items
  • 131 items
  • 294 items
  • 852 items
  • 878 items
  • 1 items
  • 368 items Explore
  • 273 items Explore
  • 11,265 items Explore
  • 760 items Explore
  • 6,267 items Explore
  • 16 items
  • 6,097 items Explore
  • 27 items
  • 1 items
  • 5,322 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 3,726 items Explore
  • 9,178 items Explore
  • 7,300 items Explore
  • 201 items
  • 19 items
  • 142 items
  • 7 items
  • 1,000 items Explore
  • 18 items
  • 4,153 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 4 items
  • 1,096 items Explore
  • 224 items
  • 1 items
  • 3,486 items Explore
  • 20 items
  • 695 items Explore
  • 19 items
  • 134 items
  • 3,476 items Explore
  • 13,463 items Explore
  • 2,720 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 8 items
  • 9,299 items Explore
  • 37 items
  • 2 items
  • 21,342 items Explore
  • 91 items
  • 38 items
  • 13,106 items Explore
  • 3,308 items Explore
  • 2,130 items Explore
  • 163 items
  • 38,807 items Explore
  • 635 items Explore
  • 415 items
  • 23,276 items Explore
  • 218 items
  • 3 items
  • 1 items
  • 20 items
  • 30 items
  • 129 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 217 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 13,610 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 10,261 items
  • 9 items
  • 10 items
  • 14 items
  • 25 items
  • 4,531 items Explore
  • 918 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 220 items
  • 694 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 42 items
  • 2,281 items Explore
  • 1,652 items Explore
  • 15 items
  • 1,920 items Explore
  • 146 items
  • 83 items
  • 772 items Explore
  • 3,148 items Explore
  • 38 items
  • 22 items
  • 12 items
  • 10,320 items Explore
  • 22,541 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 1,375 items
  • 180 items Explore
  • 7 items
  • 8 items
  • 92 items
  • 10,383 items Explore
  • 3,571 items Explore
  • 2,625 items Explore
  • 4,752 items Explore
  • 23 items
  • 59 items
  • 6,886 items Explore
  • 4,074 items Explore
  • 438 items Explore
  • 2,280 items Explore
  • 2,453 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 1,866 items Explore
  • 43 items
  • 223 items Explore
  • 448 items Explore
  • 5,879 items Explore
  • 8,880 items Explore
  • 1,852 items Explore
  • 5,362 items Explore
  • 3,336 items Explore
  • 10,237 items Explore
  • 86 items
  • 11 items
  • 2,601 items Explore
  • 7 items
  • 24 items
  • 51 items
  • 3 items
  • 1 items
  • 2,163 items Explore
  • 620 items Explore
  • 62 items
  • 17 items
  • 151 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 88 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 464 items
  • 997 items
  • 3,604 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 9,404 items Explore
  • 47 items Explore
  • 11 items
  • 42 items
  • 3 items
  • 13,698 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 1,201 items Explore
  • 92 items
  • 10,546 items Explore
  • 900 items Explore
  • 2,015 items
  • 5,979 items Explore
  • 21 items
  • 12,760 items Explore
  • 1,387 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 9,569 items Explore
  • 16,107 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 1,681 items Explore
  • 175 items
  • 57 items
  • 5,734 items Explore
  • 8,022 items Explore
  • 48 items
  • 25 items
  • 2 items
  • 59 items
  • 7,346 items Explore
  • 313 items Explore
  • 13 items
  • 4 items
  • 6 items
  • 4 items
  • 104 items Explore
  • 7 items
  • 5 items
  • 480 items
  • 183 items Explore
  • 8,328 items Explore
  • 55 items
  • 22,547 items Explore
  • 7,124 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 26 items
  • 1,907 items Explore
  • 339 items
  • 1 items
  • 334 items Explore
  • 12,426 items Explore
  • 55 items
  • 20 items
  • 7 items
  • 4 items
  • 325 items Explore
  • 451 items
  • 184 items
  • 3,515 items Explore
  • 27 items
  • 1,160 items Explore
  • 2,225 items Explore
  • 732 items Explore
  • 21 items
  • 1,064 items Explore
  • 97 items Explore
  • 42 items
  • 246 items Explore
  • 70,466 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 2,964 items Explore
  • 2,835 items Explore
  • 28 items
  • 3,296 items Explore
  • 105 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 16,921 items Explore
  • 5,547 items Explore
  • 7 items
  • 626 items Explore
  • 85 items
  • 468 items
  • 39 items
  • 76 items
  • 29 items
  • 318 items
  • 3 items
  • 42 items
  • 1,178 items Explore
  • 95 items
  • 805 items
  • 41 items
  • 10,085 items Explore
  • 27 items
  • 13 items
  • 1,170 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 266 items
  • 15,574 items Explore
  • 78 items
  • 17 items
  • 1 items
  • 6 items
  • 6 items
  • 324 items
  • 2 items
  • 626 items Explore
  • 1,594 items Explore
  • 1,032 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 157 items

Select a time period

Or choose a specific year

Clear all filters

The Abbé François Gaultier (d.1723)

Alexis-Simon Belle (Paris 1674 – Paris 1734)

Category

Art / Oil paintings

Date

1712 - 1715

Materials

Oil on canvas

Measurements

795 x 635 mm

Order this image

Collection

Sizergh Castle, Cumbria

On show at

Sizergh Castle, Cumbria, North, National Trust

NT 998424

Summary

Oil painting on canvas, The Abbé François Gaultier (d. 1723), by Alexis-Simon Belle (Paris 1674 – Paris 1734), 1712-15. A half-length portrait in oil with trompe l'oeil oval frame, painted as an abbé commendataire, with clerical bands and in a soutane, but without a tonsure, facing, his head turned slightly to the viewer’s right. This is one of the remarkable group of French portraits at Sizergh that was given by James II’s widow, Mary of Modena, to the widowed Winifred, Lady Strickland. Gaultier first came to the notice of the Queen in exile at Saint-Germain as third vicar of the parish church, a post he lost by overstaying his leave in Normandy. He then became a secret, and ultimately an open, agent in London of Louis XIV, who in 1712 rewarded him with the two royal abbeys of Savigny and Olivet.

Provenance

Presumably one of the pictures originally belonging to Mary of Modena that passed to Winifred Trentham, Lady Strickland, and thus back to the family at Sizergh; if not – especially given the old misidentification of the sitter as the Abbé Strickland, Bishop of Namur – might it have been acquired at the Earl of Oxford’s sale in 1741/2?; given by Henry Hornyold Strickland (1890 – 1975) with Sizergh Castle and its estates in 1950

Makers and roles

Alexis-Simon Belle (Paris 1674 – Paris 1734), artist

View more details