French school of the 18th century. Oil on muffled canvas on panel depicting ancient ruins animated by characters and animals.
The magnificent light of the painting and reliefs shows the artist's talent. Signed demachy on the bottom right. Dimensions: 15 x 12 cm without frame (22 x 19 cm) with frame. Pierre-antoine demachy (born 1723 in Paris) is a French painter who died in 1807.Active in the second half of the 18th century, he made himself a specialty of paintings of ruins, architectural decorations in trompe-l'oil and especially of betting views, where he gave free rein to his audacity. In 1755 he was approved as an architectural painter by the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, and exhibited at the Salon from 1757 to 1802. He was received as an architectural painter at the academy on 30 Sept.
1758 with ruins of architecture (paris, museum of the louvre, under the title a temple in ruins). In 1768 Catherine ii ordered paintings through his betting ambassador, the Galitzin prince.At the beginning of the year, demachy asked that he be paid for the paintings he had painted for the royal palace. In 1769, the workshop of the painter Jean-Francois almond, at the palace of the louvre, being attributed to him, he will train students there. In 1775, upon the death of Drouais, he was elected adviser to the academy.
A recognized specialist in the field of perspective, demachy was appointed professor of perspective at the Academy of Painting in 1786. He was confirmed in 1796. In 1793 and 1794 he was appointed a member of the commission or deputy of the commune general des arts, which replaced the academy.In 1794 he presented a sketch depicting the burning of feudal titles and attributes of tyranny. This item is in the category "art, antiques\art of xixe and before\paintings, enamels". The seller is "bertrand66" and is located in this country: fr. This item can be shipped to the following countries: america, europe, asia, australia.