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Jean-Marc Nattier





 

 

Jean-Marc Nattier

(b Paris, 17 March 1685; d Paris, 7 Nov 1766).

Brother of Jean-Baptiste Nattier. As well as being taught by his father, he trained with his godfather, Jean Jouvenet, and attended the drawing classes of the Académie Royale, where in 1700 he won the Premier Prix de Dessin. From around 1703 he worked on La Galerie du Palais du Luxembourg. The experience of copying the work of Rubens does not, however, seem to have had a liberating effect on his draughtsmanship, which was described by the 18th-century collector Pierre-Jean Mariette as ‘cold’. Nattier was commissioned to make further drawings for engravers in the early part of his career, including those after Hyacinthe Rigaud’s famous state portrait of Louis XIV (1701; Paris, Louvre) in 1710, which indicates that he had established a reputation while he was still quite young. Although he was offered a place at the Académie de France in Rome on the recommendation of Jouvenet, Nattier preferred to remain in Paris and further his career. In 1717 he nevertheless made a trip to Holland, where he painted portraits of Peter the Great and the Empress Catherine (St Petersburg, Hermitage). The Tsar offered Nattier work at the Russian court, but the artist declined the offer. He remained in Paris for the rest of his life.

 


Portrait of a Young Woman Painter

Oil on canvas
La Cour d'Or, Musees de Metz, Metz


 


Madame Victoire

1748
Oil on canvas, 64 x 81 cm
Musee de Versailles, Versailles
 

   
   

Marie Leczinska

1748
Oil on canvas
Musée National du Château, Versailles
 

Marie Adelaide of France as Flora

1742
Oil on canvas, 94,5 x 128,5 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
 

Marie Adelaide of France as Diana

1745
Oil on canvas, 95 x 128 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

 

Madame Marsollier and her Daughter

1749
Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
 

Mademoiselle de Clermont "en Sultane"

1733
Oil on canvas, 109 x 105 cm
Wallace Collection, London
 

Comtesse Tessin

1741
Oil on canvas, 81 x 65 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
 

Comtesse de Tillieres

1750
Oil on canvas, 80 x 63 cm
Wallace Collection, London
 


 


 

Portrait of a Lady as a Vestal Virgin


 

Madame Marie-Adelaide de France


 

Madame Marie-Louise-Therese-Victoire de France
 

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