(b Paris, 1724; d Paris, 13 April 1806).
French painter, writer and administrator. A pupil of Jean-Baptiste
Pierre, he was approved (agréé) by the Académie Royale in Paris in
1750 and received (reçu) as a painter of flowers in 1752 on
presentation of a Portrait of the King in a Medallion Surrounded by
a Garland of Flowers and Attributes of the Arts (untraced). He was
essentially a flower and animal painter; as a successor to
Jean-Baptiste Oudry he played a key part in the continuation of a
precise and polished type of still-life painting. Yet Bachelier also
had pretensions towards becoming a history painter, a status he
achieved officially in 1763 when he was admitted to the category of
history painters at the Académie on the strength of his Death of
Abel (Auxerre, Mus. A. & Hist.), for which he substituted a Roman
Charity (Paris, Ecole N. Sup. B.-A.) in 1764.
Bouquet de fleurs, flūte et partition sur un entablement
Four parts of the world
A Dog of the Havannah Breed
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