Louis Gabriel Blanchet
(1705 - 1772)
Louis Gabriel Blanchet was active/lived in Italy, France. Louis Blanchet is known for academic portrait painting.
Biography Louis Gabriel Blanchet
Louis Blanchet was a French painter, active in Rome. He won second place in the Prix de Rome competition in 1727 and thereafter settled in Rome, where he enjoyed the patronage of Nicolas Vleughels, Director of the Académie de France, and the Duc de Saint-Aignan (1684-1776), who at that time was French Ambassador to the Holy See.
In 1752 Blanchet painted the Vision of Constantine (Paris, Louvre), a copy of Giulio Romano's fresco in the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican. He was, however, principally a portrait painter. His portrait of Tolozan de Montfort (1756; Lyon, Musée des Beaux-Arts) is a fine example of his elegant, rather nervous style and his distinctive use of colour. In the same year Blanchet execut
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