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Prince, Jean-Baptiste le A Scene from Russian Life oil painting


A Scene from Russian Life
Painting ID::  29368
Prince, Jean-Baptiste le
A Scene from Russian Life
mk65 1764 Oil on canvas 29x23 1/2"

   
   
     

Prince, Jean-Baptiste le The skater oil painting


The skater
Painting ID::  97052
Prince, Jean-Baptiste le
The skater
1895(1895) Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 51 X 61.5 cm cyf

   
   
     

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     Prince, Jean-Baptiste le
     French Painter, 1734-1781 was an important French etcher and painter. Le Prince first studied painting techniques in his native Metz. He then travelled to Paris around 1750 and became a leading student of the great painter, Francois Boucher (1703-1770). Le Prince's early paintings in both theme and style are comparable to his master's rococo techniques. In 1758 Le Prince journeyed to Russia to work for Catherine the Great at the Imperial Palace, St. Petersburg. He remained in Russia for five years and also travelled extensively throughout Finland, Lithuania and even Siberia. When Le Prince returned to Paris in December, 1763, he brought with him an extensive collection of drawings which he employed as the basis for a number of fine paintings and etchings. J. B. Le Prince was elected a full member of the Academie de peinture et de sculpture in 1765. Le Prince's graphic art of Russia and its peoples is significant in that he based his compositions entirely upon his own designs, lending a much more realistic portrayal to his views than other eighteenth century contemporaries. He is also credited with being the first artist (in 1768) to introduce aquatint into his etched and engraved plates. He may even have been the inventor of aquatint, the tonal graphic art that would later be so skillfully used by such masters as Goya,

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