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Exhibition January 25 − April 26, 2020

Jean Rank

This winter, the Fabra Museum presents the firstan exhibitiondedicated to Jean Rank, an artist born in Montpellier in 1674. Specializing in ceremonial portraiture, Jean Rank developed an elegant and sophisticated visual language.

After a successful exhibition in 1704, the artist gained fame, which allowed him to draw portraits of great lords, such as Joseph Bonnier de la Mosson, and even figures of royal rank, such as young Louis XV or regent Philippe Orleans.

In 1722, King Philip V of Spain called on Ranka to become an official court portrait painter. Thus, the artist creates portraits of the king, queen and babies of the court of Spain and witnesses the marriage and diplomatic exchanges between the French and Spanish monarchies.