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Top Ten Paintings by François-Hubert Drouais

Top Ten Paintings by François-Hubert Drouais

 Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man

       François-Hubert Drouais was born on December 14, 1727 in Paris. Drouais was trained by his artist father Hubert Drouais, amongst others, before becoming an associate member of the Academie Royale in 1755. He quickly built up a practice at the court of Louis XV and towards the end of 1756 he was summoned to Versailles to paint the two infant sons of the Dauphin. In 1758 Drouais was received as a full member of the Academie, and began painting a steady stream of portraits of notable personages, including Mme de Pompadour. In 1772 Louis XV himself sat for him and the painting was exhibited at the Salon in 1773, and now hangs in Versailles. Drouais was one of most fashionable court portraitists in mid-18th century France, few rivalled him at depicting feminine grace and beauty, and as a painter of children he was unequalled.  François-Hubert Drouais died on October 21, 1775 in Paris.

  1. Madame de Pompadour (1764)

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  2. Le Comte de Vaudreuil (1758)

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  3. The Marquis de Souches and His Family (1756)

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  4. Children of the Duc d’Orleans (1762)

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  5. Portrait of a Young Woman as a Vestal Virgin (1767)

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  6. Madame Drouais (1758)

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  7. Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man

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  8. Le Comte and Chevalier de Choiseul as Savoyards (1758)

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  9. Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France (1773)

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Top Ten Paintings by Anton Raphael Mengs

Top Ten Paintings by Anton Raphael Mengs

Self PortraitAnton Raphael Mengs1

       Anton Raphael Mengs Mengs was born March 12, 1728 at Usti (Aussig) in Bohemia. His father, Ismael Mengs who was a Danish painter, established himself first at Dresden, and in 1741 left for Rome with his son. In 1749 Anton Raphael Mengs was appointed as first painter to Frederick Augustus, elector of Saxony. This did not prevent him spending much time in Rome, where he had married Margarita Quazzi who had sat for him as a model in 1748, and abjured the Protestant faith. In 1754 Mengs became director of the Vatican school of painting. Mengs was also called to Charles III of Spain to Madrid. There Mengs produced some of his best work, especially the ceiling of the banqueting-hall, the subject of which was the Triumph of Trajan and the Temple of Glory. After the completion of this work in 1777, Mengs returned to Rome, where he died two years later on June 29, 1779, in poor circumstances. He left twenty children, seven of whom were pensioned by the king of Spain.

  1. Perseus and Andromeda (1777)

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  2. The Adoration of the Shepherds

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  3. St. John the Baptist (1774)

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  4. Parnassus (1755)

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  5. Pentecost (1765)

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  6. Self Portrait (1744, 1775)

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  7. Annunciation (1775)

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  8. The Holy Family (1769)

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  9. Maria Luisa of Parma (1765)

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  10. Charles III (1761)

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  11. Clement XIII Rezzonico (1758)

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  12. Ferdinand IV (1760)

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Top Ten Paintings by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Top Ten Paintings by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

       Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres was born on August 29, 1780 in Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, France. His father was a painter, sculptor and violinist, and taught the young Ingres in all these disciplines. The boy’s talent for music seemed most promising at first — performance of a concerto of Giovanni Battista Viotti was applauded at the theatre of Toulouse. In 1791 he entered the Royal Academy of Arts in Toulouse where he studied art under Joseph Roques, sculpture under J. Vigan, and landscape painting under Briant. In 1796 Ingres went to Paris to study under Jacques-Louis David, where he studied for four years, finally winning the Grand Prix in 1801 for Ambassadors of Agamemnon in the tent of Achilles. He parted company from David over a difference of opinion on style. Ingres’s style was more flat and linear, and focused on contour.

  1. The Source (1856)

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  2. Death of Leonardo da Vinci (1818)

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  3. Portrait of Countess D’Haussonville (1845)

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  4. Odalisque (1814)

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  5. Portrait of Napoléon Bonaparte (1804)

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  6. The Sistine Chapel (1814)

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  7. Oedipus and Sphinx (1808)

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  8. Romulus’ Victory over Acron (1812)

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  9. Half-figure of a Bather (1807)

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  10. Portrait of Jacques Marquet (1813)

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  11. Roger Delivering Angelica (1819)

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  12. The Bather of Valpinçon (1808)

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Top Ten Paintings by Benjamin West

Top Ten Paintings by Benjamin West

       Benjamin West was born in Springfield, Pennsylvania (now Swarthmore) on October 10, 1738 as the tenth child of an innkeeper. Benjamin West was an autodidact. While excelling at the arts, “he had little [formal] education and, even when president of the Royal Academy, could scarcely spell.”(Hughes, 70) From 1746 to 1759, West worked in Pennsylvania painting portraits while fostered by the provost of the College of Philadelphia, Dr. William Smith. Also, during this time West met John Wollaston, a famous painter who immigrated from London. West picked up on many of Wollaston’s techniques dealing with the shimmer of silk and satin as well as some of “his mannerisms, the most prominent of which was to give all his subjects large almond-shaped eyes, which clients thought very chic.”(Hughes, 71) In 1759, he moved to Italy where he expanded his repertoire by copying the works of Italian painters such as Titian and Raphael.

  1. The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise (1791)

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  2. The Death of General Wolfe (1770)

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  3. The Death of Nelson (1808)

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  4. Venus Consoling Cupid Stung by a Bee (1802)

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  5. Moses Shown the Promised Land (1801)

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  6. Destruction of the Beast and the False Prophet (1804)

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  7. Death on a Pale Horse (1796)

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  8. King Lear (1788)

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  9. The Last Supper (1784)

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  10. Queen Charlotte (1779)

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  11. The Treaty of Penn with the Indians (1772)

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  12. Portrait of George, Prince of Wales, and Prince Frederick, later Duke of York (1778)

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  13. Juno Receiving the Cestus from Venus (1771)

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  14. Narcissus and Echo (1805)

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  15. Edward III Crossing the Somme (1788)

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  16. Pylades and Orestes Brought as Victims before Iphigenia (1766)

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  17. Maria Hamilton Beckford (1799)

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Top Ten Paintings by Jacques-Louis David

Top Ten Paintings by Jacques-Louis David

       Jacques-Louis David was born into a prosperous family in Paris on August 30, 1748. When he was nine, his father was killed in a duel, and his mother left him with his prosperous architect uncles. They saw to it that he received an excellent education at the College des Quatre Nations, but he was never a good student; he had a tumor that impeded his speech, and he was always too busy drawing. He covered his notebooks with his drawings, and he once said, “I was always hiding behind the instructor’s chair, drawing for the duration of the class.” Soon, he desired to be a painter, but his uncles and mother wanted him to be a soldier. He soon overcame the opposition, and went to learn from François Boucher, the leading painter of the time, who was also a distant relative. Boucher was a Rococo painter, which was falling out of style and becoming more classical. Boucher decided that instead of taking over David’s tutelage, he would send David to his friend Joseph-Marie Vien, a mediocre painter, but one that embraced the classical reaction to Rococo. There David attended the Royal Academy, based in what is now the Louvre.

  1. Bonaparte Crossing the St. Bernard Pass (1800)

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  2. The Death of Socrates (1787)

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  3. Consecration of Napoleon I (1807)

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  4. Napoleon in His Study (1812)

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  5. Leonidas at Thermopylae (1814)

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  6. Andromache Mourning Hector (1783)

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  7. The Intervention of the Sabine Women (1799)

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  8. The Oath of Horatii (1784)

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  9. The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis (1818)

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  10. Portrait of Pierre Sériziat (1795)

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  11. Paris and Helen (1788)

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  12. The Funeral of Patroclus (1778)

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  13. The Combat of Mars and Minerva (1771)

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  14. The Lictors Returning to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons (1789)

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  15. Belisarius (1781)

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  16. Sappho and Phaon (1809)

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  17. Portrait of Monsieur Lavoisier and His Wife (1788)

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Top Ten Paintings by John William Waterhouse

Top Ten Paintings by John William Waterhouse

       John William Waterhouse was born in Rome on April 6, 1849 to the painters William and Isabela Waterhouse, but when he was five the family moved to South Kensington, near the newly founded Victoria and Albert Museum. He studied painting under his father before entering the Royal Academy schools in 1870. His early works were of classical themes in the spirit of Alma-Tadema and Frederic Leighton, and were exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Society of British Artists and the Dudley Gallery.

  1. Circe Invidiosa (1892)

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  2. Miranda, The Tempest (1916)

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  3. Boreas (1902)

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  4. Echo and Narcissus (1903)

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  5. Ophelia (1910)

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  6. Hylas and the Nymphs (1896)

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  7. Cleopatra (1888)

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  8. The Lady of Shalott (1888)

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  9. Windswept (1902)

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  10. Saint Cecilia (1895)

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  11. Saint Eulalia (1885)

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  12. Flora (1890)

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  13. The Remorse of Nero after the Murder of his Mother (1878)

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  14. The Danaides (1906)

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  15. The Naiad (1893)

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  16. A Mermaid (1900)

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  17. A Grecian Flower Market (1880)

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Top Ten Paintings by Antoine-Jean Gros

Top Ten Paintings by Antoine-Jean Gros

        Antoine-Jean Gros was born in Paris on March 16, 1771. His father, who was a miniature painter, began to teach him to draw at the age of six, and showed himself from the first an exacting master. Towards the close of 1785 Gros, by his own choice, entered the studio of Jacques-Louis David, which he frequented assiduously, continuing at the same time to follow the classes of the Collège Mazarin.

  1. Napoleon Bonaparte (1802)

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  2. Bonaparte on the Bridge of Arcole

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  3. Napoleon on the Battlefield of Eylau

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  4. The Battle of Abukir (1806)

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  5. Christine Boyer (1800)

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  6. Napoleon in the Pesthouse at Jaffa (1804)

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  7. Madame Pasteur (1796)

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  8. Glory of St. Genevieve (1811)

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  9. Lieutenant Charles Legrand (1810)

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  10. Portrait of Joachim Murat (1812)
    Portrait of Joachim Murat
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  11. Paris, View of Père Lachaise

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  12. Dr. Vignardonne
    Dr. Vignardonne
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  13. Josephine Tasher De La Pagerie (1808)

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  14. Paulin des Hours (1793)
    Paulin des Hours
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