Jean Baptiste Mallet
(1759 - 1835)
Jean Baptiste Mallet was active/lived in France. Jean Mallet is known for figure, genre paintings.
Biography Jean Baptiste Mallet
Jean-Baptiste Mallet, baptized at Grasse in 1759, follows Fragonard. He trained in Toulon and then in Paris, where he most probably worked with Pierre-Paul Prud'hon. He exhibited at the Salon during a large part of his career, during which he espoused changes in the taste of his audience. He first concentrated on genre scenes, inspired by the school of the North, while preserving a gallant side that appeals to amateurs. Under the Empire, he favored the antiquity subjects, finally turning to troubadour painting which will enjoy great success under the Restoration. In this charming composition, Mallet takes the pretext of an antique scene, reminiscent of Pompeian frescoes such as the merchant of love, to represent a very young couple embracin
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