Charles Joseph Natoire
(1700 - 1777)
Charles Joseph Natoire was active/lived in France, Italy. Charles Natoire is known for Rococo painting, teaching.
Biography Charles Joseph Natoire
Charles-Joseph Natoire was a French painter in the Rococo manner, a pupil of François Lemoyne and director of the French Academy in Rome, 1751-1775. Considered during his lifetime the equal of François Boucher, he played a prominent role in the artistic life of France.
He is remembered above all for the series of the History of Psyche for Germain Boffrand's oval salon de la Princesse in the Hôtel de Soubise, Paris, and for the tapestry cartoons for the series of the History of Don Quixote, woven at the Beauvais tapestry manufacture, most of which are at the Château de Compiègne.
He was born in Nîmes.
Natoire's father Florent Natoire, a sculptor, gave him his fundamental training in drawing, then sent him t
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