Parrocel Charles

Parrocel Charles

Paris, 1688 ; Paris, 1752.

Academician and specialist in battle scenes.

Halt of the King's Mounted Grenadiers.

Oil on canvas; 219 cm x 249 cm.

Painted in 1737 for the dining room of the king's private apartments at the Château of Fontainebleau. Exhibited at the 1737 Salon under the title Advance Guard of the Cavalry . Louis XV Collection. Crown Collection. Property of the French State.

Companion piece to Carle Van Loo's Halt in the Hunt , also in the Louvre (inv. 6279).

Besides the outstanding still-life in the foreground and the detail of the uniforms and equipment, this painting testifies to the organisation of a regiment on the move.

Paris, Musée du Louvre (inv. 7123).

(C) Copyright Direction des Musées de France, 1994. Photo Réunion des Musées Nationaux.