Jean Jacques Francois Le Barbier
(1738 - 1826)
Jean Jacques Francois Le Barbier was active/lived in France. Jean Jacques Francois Le Barbier is known for painting.
Biography Jean Jacques Francois Le Barbier
Jean Jacques Francois Lebarbier was accepted as a member of the Academy in 1785 and exhibited
there regularly until 1814. He showed classical and heroic subjects
and, especially, scenes from French history which earned him an
important place in the Neo-classical movement.1
In their discussion of
the present work at the time of the 1810 exhibition, most contemporary
critics praised Lebarbier's fluid technique and use of color. However,
they offered little comment on the rather unusual subject matter. The
painting depicts a beautiful walled garden, filled with blooming roses,
in which young maidens pursue butterflies, some trying to
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