See also:born at
See also:Montpellier on the 18th of
See also:June 1716 . Protected by Comte de
See also:Caylus, he entered at an early age the studio of Natoire, and obtained the
See also:grand prix in 1745 . He used his
See also:time at Rome in applying to the study of nature and the development of his own
See also:powers all that he gleaned from the masterpieces around him; but his tendencies were so
See also:foreign to the reigning taste that on his return to
See also:Paris he owed his
See also:admission to the academy for his picture "
See also:Daedalus and Icarus " (Louvre) solely to the indignant protests of Boucher . When in 1776, at the height of his established reputation, he became director of the school of France at Rome, he took
See also:David with him amongst his pupils . After his return, five years later, his fortunes were wrecked by the Revolution; but he undauntedly set to
See also:work, and at the age of eighty (1796) carried off the prize in an open
See also:government competition .
See also:Bonaparte acknowledged his merit by making him a senator . He died at Paris on the 27th of
See also:March 1809, leaving behind him several brilliant pupils, amongst whom were Vincent,
See also:Regnault, Suvee, Menageot, Taillasson and others of high merit; nor should the name of his wife,
See also:Marie Therese Reboul (1728-1805), herself a member of the academy, be omitted from this
See also:list . Their son, Marie
See also:Joseph, born in 1761, also distinguished himself as a painter .
VIENNA (Ger. Wien; Lat. Vindobona)
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