The “Portrait of Claude-Francois Martineau de Floriant” is a classic work by the Swedish artist Alexander Roslin, who was born in 1718 and passed away in 1793. This particular painting was completed in the year 1788, capturing the likeness of Martineau de Floriant, a figure from the late 18th century. The portrait is executed on canvas, with dimensions measuring 73 x 60 cm (28.7 x 23.6 inches).
Alexander Roslin, renowned for his portraiture, was a native of Malmo and the son of Hans Roslin, a town doctor, and Catherine Wertmuller. His artistic journey began in Sweden but would eventually gain him recognition across Europe.
Claude-Francois Martineau de Floriant lived between 1752 and 1827, a period marked by significant social and political changes in France and Europe at large.