French painter and lithographer. In 1785 Bertin entered the Académie
Royale de Peinture as a pupil of the history painter
Gabriel-François Doyen. By 1788 he had become a pupil of the
landscape painter Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes who directed him
towards idealized Italianate landscape. Between 1785 and 1793 Bertin
participated unsuccessfully in academic competitions and his
official début came only in 1793 when he exhibited in the ‘open’
Salon. After 1793 he contributed consistently to the Salon until his
death. In 1801 he received a Prix d’Encouragement for the Town of
Pheneos. Like many of his early Salon works, it is now known only
through engravings. Among his early extant Salon works are the
Statue, or Interior of a Park (1800; Dijon, Mus. Magnin), View of
Ronciglione (1808; Nantes, Mus. B.-A.) and Arrival of Napoleon at
Ettlingen (1812; Versailles, Château).
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