French painter. After receiving instruction in art from Jean Girardet (170978) and Jean-Baptiste-Charles Claudot (17331805), he went to Paris in 1781, where he won recognition as a miniature painter. The miniatures he painted in the 1790s, for example his portrait of Mme Vanhe, ne Dewinck (1792; Paris, Louvre), are among his most animated works; often portraying figures in a landscape setting, they develop the exuberant style of Niclas Lafrensen and Peter Adolf Hall.
He also admired the work of Jean-Baptiste Greuze,
whose Bacchante (Waddesdon Manor, Bucks, NT) in his own collection he copied in miniature
(London, Wallace) and in enamel (Paris, Louvre).
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