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Jean-Baptiste Perronneau

(1715—1783)


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(b Paris, ?1715; d Amsterdam, 19 Nov. 1683).

French painter and engraver. He worked principally as a portraitist and mainly in pastel. In this medium he was overshadowed in his lifetime by Maurice-Quentin de La Tour, whose style was more vivacious; however, posterity has judged the more sober but more penetrating Perronneau to be at least his equal. From about 1755 he led a wandering life, visiting England, the Netherlands several times, Italy, Poland, and Russia. He was a prolific artist and is represented in many galleries in France and elsewhere.

Subjects: Art.


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