Le Nain Brothers

France-Baroque Genre/Portraits.

 

Brief Biography-Louis, Antoine and Mathieu Le Nain lived between 1593-1677. There has been some doubts about their exact birth dates. Louis was the oldest and Mathieu was the youngest. It is not certain which artist did each painting. Louis is said to have done most of the genre paintings, Antoine the minatures and Mathieu was the Portraitist, however it is understood that all three of them may have worked on most of the paintings. They shared a studio in Paris.

 

the milkmaids's
family

the milkmaids,s family

portrait of a knight
of saint michael

portrait of a knight of saint michael

adoration of the
shepherds

adoration of the shepherds

allegory of
victory

allegory of victory

backgammon
players

backgammon players

birth of
the virgin

birth of the virgin

blacksmith in
his forge

blacksmith in his forge

card
players

card players

christ on
the cross

christ on the cross

dionysos
and ariane

dionysos and ariane

four figures
at table

four figures at table

interior
portrait

interior portrait

landscape with
peasants

landscape with peasants and a chapel

landscape with
peasants

landscape with peasants

magdalene in
meditation

magdalene in meditation

musical family
reunion

musical family reunion

nativity with
the torch

nativity with the torch

peasant
family

peasant family

peasant
interior

peasant interior

peasant interior with
an old flute player

peasant interior with an old flute player

peasants at
their cottage door

brothers peasants at their cottage door

peasants in
the cave house

peasants in the cave house

st michael dedicating
his weapons-

saint michael dedicating his weapons to the virgin

small card
players

small card players

smokers in
an interior

smokers in an interior

the
academy

the academy

the artist's
studio

the artist's studio

the cart returned
from haymaking

the cart returned from haymaking

the
concert

the concert

the dance of
the children

the dance of the children

the
grace

the grace

the
last super

the last super

the old player
of flageolet

the old player of flageolet

the
peasant meal

the peasant meal

the pontifical
mass

the pontifical mass

the rest of
the holy family

the rest of the holy family

the rest
of the rider

the rest of the rider

the supper at
emmaus

the supper at emmaus

the
well

the well

two
girls

two girls

venus at the
forge of vulcan

venus at the forge of vulcan

visit to
grandmother

visit to grandmother