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Jean-Baptiste Regnault



 


 

Jean-Baptiste Regnault


(b Paris, ?17 Oct 1754; d Paris, 12 Nov 1829).

French painter. His first teacher was the history painter Jean Bardin, who took him to Rome in 1768. Back in Paris in 1772, he transferred to the studio of Nicolas-Bernard Lépicié. In 1776 he won the Prix de Rome with Alexander and Diogenes (Paris, Ecole N. Sup. B.-A.) and returned to Rome, where he was to spend the next four years at the Académie de France in the company of Jacques-Louis David and Jean-François-Pierre Peyron. While witnessing at first hand Peyron’s development of a manner indebted to Poussin and David’s conversion to Caravaggesque realism, Regnault inclined first towards a Late Baroque mode in a Baptism of Christ (untraced; recorded in two sketches and an etching), then, in Perseus Washing his Hands (1779; Louisville, KY, Speed A. Mus.), to the static Neo-classicism of Anton Raphael Mengs. Until 1787 he would sign his pictures Renaud de Rome, to disassociate himself from the mannered taste of French painting before the time of David.

 

 

The Descent from the Cross
1789
Oil on canvas, 425 x 233 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris



 


The Three Graces

 

Dibutades Tracing the Portrait of a Shepherd
1785
Oil on canvas, 120 x 140 cm
Musée National du Château, Versailles



 

Education of Achilles



 

La toilette de Venus
1815

 

Le deluge



 

Socrate arrachant Alcibiade du sein de la Volupté
1791



 

Cupid and Psyche
1828



 

The Genius of France between Liberty and Death
1795
Oil on canvas, 60 x 49 cm
Kunsthalle, Hamburg
 
 

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