See also:family, was
See also:born at
See also:Paris in 163o . He was remarkable as a painter of decorative landscapes and classic ruins, somewhat in the
See also:style of Canaletto, but without his delicacy of
See also:touch; he appears also to have been influenced by Nicolas Poussin . While
See also:Rousseau went to Rome, where he spent some years in
See also:painting the
See also:ancient ruins, together with the surrounding landscapes . He thus formed his style, which was artificial and conventionally decorative . His colouring for the most
See also:part is unpleasing, partly owing to his violent treatment of skies with crude blues and orange, and his chiaroscuro usually is much exaggerated . On his return to Paris he soon became distinguished as a painter, and was employed by
See also:Louis XIV. to decorate the walls of his palaces at St Germain and Marly . He was soon admitted a member of the French Academy of the
See also:Fine Arts, but on the revocation of the edict of Nantes he was obliged to take
See also:refuge in
See also:Holland, and his name was struck off the Academy
See also:roll . From Holland he was invited to England by the duke of Montague, who employed him, together with other French painters, to paint the walls of his palace, Montague
See also:House (on the site of which is now the
See also:British Museum) . Rousseau was also employed to paint architectural subjects and landscapes in the palace of Hampton
See also:Court, where many of his decorative panels still exist . He spent the latter part of his
See also:life in
See also:London, where he died in 1693 . Besides being a painter in oil and
See also:fresco Rousseau was an etcher of some ability; many etchings by his
See also:hand from the
See also:works of the
See also:Caracci and from his own designs still exist; they are vigorous, though coarse in execution .
JEAN SIMEON ROUSSEAU DE LA ROTTIERE (b. 1747)
JEAN BAPTISTE ROUSSEAU (1671-1741)
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