Paulus Constantijn la Fargue

1729-1782 Holland/Rococo

 

Brief Biography-Paulus Constantijn la Fargue was the second eldest of a family of painters. He tutored his younger brother Jacob Elias, whom he later worked with on numerous commissions for nobility. His work varied from portraits to townscapes and landscapes, he also painted historical and genre works. He painted many scenes in The Hague, where he joined the Confrerie Pictura club, along with Jacob Elias. His work took him to most of the major towns in Holland where he painted various townscapes. His drawings however were rated with somewhat higher esteem than his paintings. He died in Leyden in 1782.

 

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one of a pair of
cityscapes

one of a pair of cityscapes of the hague

view of the
binnenhof the hague

view of the binnenhof the hague

view of a town
house garden

view of a town house garden in the hague

the hall of the
leiden society

the hall of the leiden society

groenmarkt in
the hague

groenmarkt in the hague

street in rijnsburg
with the abbey tower

street in rijnsburg with the abbey tower and the old walls of the begijnhof

the barge
canal

the barge canal between the hague and leiden at leidschendam

view of the koepoort
in leiden

view of the koepoort in leiden

new church of
the hague

new church of the hague

amsterdamsepoort
in haarlem

amsterdamsepoort in haarlem

pull barges at the
port mare in leiden

pull barges at the port mare in leiden