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Pierre de Valenciennes
Wolkenstudien

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Pierre de Valenciennes Wolkenstudien
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Pierre de Valenciennes

Toulouse 1750-Paris 1819 .French painter. He trained at the academy in Toulouse under the history painter Jean-Baptiste Despax (1709-73). In 1769 he went to Italy for the first time, with Mathias Du Bourg, a councillor at the Toulouse parliament. Du Bourg introduced him to Etienne-Fran?ois, Duc de Choiseul, a keen patron of the arts, who in turn recommended him to Gabriel-Fran?ois Doyen, one of the leading history painters in Paris, whose studio he entered in 1773. Doyen gave his pupil a sense of the elevated ideals of history painting but was also sympathetic to the lesser genre of landscape. Valenciennes presumably frequented Choiseul's country seat at Chanteloup, near Amboise, meeting there the landscape painters Hubert Robert and Jean Hoeel, both proteg's of Choiseul. His early interest in the native landscape can be seen in his sketchbooks (Paris, Louvre), especially one dated 1775 that contains drawings made at Amboise, Compiegne and Fontainebleau  Related Paintings of Pierre de Valenciennes :. | View of the Convent of the Ara Coeli The Umbrella Pine (mk05) | Blick auf die Umgebung von Rom | Wolkenstudien | Landscape from the french painter Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes. View of the Palace of Nemi | Skizze Italienische Landschaft |
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