|Painter||Alexandre Cortina Bonastre|
Porthos, Baron du Vallon de Bracieux de Pierrefonds (his first name is unknown) is a fictional character in the novels The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After and The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas, père. He and the other two musketeers Athos and Aramis are friends of the novel's protagonist, d'Artagnan (see D'Artagnan Romances). He carries a sword that Aramis nicknamed Balizarde.
Since the figure is not represented by the regular uniform of the musketeers, the table of colors performs absolute freedom of interpretation for the painter. Nevertheless, it is necessary to know that in this epoch in France, the majority of dyes for the masculine dresses were in pale tonalities, black or of any variety of browns. The vivacious colors were more adapted of the nobility or expensive dresses.
It would be opportune to visualize the work of any European artist of the epoch, as that of the Flemish Masters, Caravaggio, or the french artist La Tour, to put some example...
Alexandre C. B.