Jean Baptiste Perronneau (ca. 1716-1783) was one of France’s most prominent pastel portraitists in the 18th century.
Jean Baptiste Perronneau Summary:
- He started out as an engraver but shifted to portraiture.
- He became a member of the Royal Academy in 1753.
- His works were popular and exhibited widely.
- His rival, Maurice Quentin de la tour, was favored more by the aristocrats, causing Perronneau to look for commissions overseas.
- He moved around Europe, living in cities in Italy, and Russia, before settling in Amsterdam where he died.
Jean Baptiste Perronneau Famous Paintings:
- Olivier Journu (1724–1783) (1756)
- Jacques Cazotte (ca. 1753)
- Portrait of Jacques Cazotte (1760s)
- A Girl with a Kitten (1743)
- Marthe Legrix de la Salle, neé Agard (ca. 1756-1769)
- Charles-François Pinceloup de la Grange (1747)
- Magdaleine Pinceloup de la Grange, née de Parseval (1747)