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June 01, 2008

Introducing...


Jean-Baptiste Isabey

Go ahead! Click on the image to see the full sized portrait. Isabey, was the very good looking artist who was a pupil of Jacques-Louis David. He was employed at Versailles, painting portraits. Commissioned by Marie he became her 'miniature' painter. After the Revolution he was employed by Napoleon and Josephine. He is painted here with his daughter by Francois Gerard.

3 comments

  1. I have had such a crush on that painting

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  2. What a hottie! I'd let him paint me.

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  3. I've met so few ugly Jean-Baptistes in my youth and till this day. It's a guaranteed Baldwin catch.
    I must say this is my Artist to know more about du jour.
    Merci for the painting, you Goddess, you Siren!

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