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Paulus Constantijn la Fargueartist • painterDen Haag 1728-1782

biography of Paulus Constantijn la Fargue

The Hague painter Paulus Constantijn la Fargue was born into an artistic family. His three brothers and two sisters chose an artistic career. It is not known who taught Paul Constantine. Presumably he was largely self-taught and practiced studying the work of older masters. This was not uncommon at the time. Like most topographical artists, la Fargue started out as a wallpaper painter. After 1757, he received sufficient commissions from the Hague art dealer Gerard Hoet to provide his brother Karel with work for a long time also.. Paul Constantine has painted, drawn and etched. He became especially famous with his topographical city portraits of The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. In doing so, he continued a tradition that began in the 17th century with Jan van der Heyden.


previously for salepaintings by Fargue P.C. la


Paulus Constantijn la Fargue | The Dam square in Amsterdam with the Waag and the Beurssteeg in the distance, oil on panel, 31.3 x 45.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1780

Paulus Constantijn la Fargue

painting • previously for sale

The Dam square in Amsterdam with the Waag and the Beurssteeg in the distance, 1780

Paulus Constantijn la Fargue | A view of the Binnenhof and the Ridderzaal, The Hague, oil on panel, 22.7 x 34.8 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1770

Paulus Constantijn la Fargue

painting • previously for sale

A view of the Binnenhof and the Ridderzaal, The Hague, ca. 1770

Paulus Constantijn la Fargue | A view of the Groenmarkt, The Hague, oil on panel, 22.7 x 34.5 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1770

Paulus Constantijn la Fargue

painting • previously for sale

A view of the Groenmarkt, The Hague, ca. 1770


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