Claude Joseph Vernet
See also: Vernet
BiographyIt is formed in the South of France. One gives him as Master Adrien Manglard. In 1734, Vernet leaves for Rome to study there the work of the preceding landscape designers and painters of the navy like Claude Gellée, which one finds the style and the subjects in the posterior tables of Vernet. He also admires Poussin. He however creates, through work, his own style.
He in general represents the nature by granting much place to the sky (two thirds of the table) and the characters and scenes of the daily life which animate the places.
In 1753, the Marquis de Marigny, future directing of the Building industries of Louis XV, him order 24 tables of Wearing of France to inform of the life in the ports, but only fourteen tables will be carried out of 1753 with 1762. These paintings are true testimonys of the life in the ports 250 years ago and do of him one of the great painters of the marine. They will be worth to him a recognition of sound living of the majority of noble the most attached to the navy, like the count Jean-Joseph de Laborde.
- In Avignon the Fondation Calvet presents to the Musée Calvet several of its works.
- In Paris, the museum of the Navy presents, deposited by the Musée of Louvre in 1943, thirteen tables of the series of the 15 wearing of France. The Museum of Louvre exposes this series the entry of the wearing of Marseilles and the city and the roads of Toulon .
- In 1999, a pair the Evening and With the moonlight was sold for the equivalent of 1,98 million euros.
- In 2003, a pair of tables: Calm a and a Storm (oils on fabric, 114 X 163 cm, signed and gone back to 1773, batch n° 65), were sold at Sotheby' S in London on July 10th, for 2.357.600 £
- In 2007, table a Mediterranean port (oil on fabric, 64,9 X 80,8 cm, signed, batch 64), was sold in London at Sotheby' S on July 4th, for 1.028.000 £.
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