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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.


Monsieur le danois


Portrait Presume de Madame Henriette de France


Portrait of a Lady

Marquise de Belestat

The Duchess of Parma and her daughter Isabelle

Madame Boudrey as a Muse



Thalia. Muse of Comedy

Terpsichore. Muse of Music and Dance

Joseph Bonnier de la Mosson

Le Marechal duc de Richelieu

L'Accouchement de la Reine

La Conclusion de la Paix

La Destinee de la Reine

La Majorite du Roy Louis XIII

La Naissance de la Reine

La Reine prend le parti de la paix

La Reine s'enfuit de la ville de Blois

Le debarquement de la Reine au port de Marseille

Le Roy part pour la guerre d'Allemagne

Le Tems decouvre la Verite

Le Voyage de la Reine au Pont de Ce

Marie de Medicis sous la forme de Minerve

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