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A pair of French mid 18th century oil on canvas paintings in their original frames by Claude-Joseph Vernet

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A stunning and extremely high quality pair of French mid 18th century oil on canvas paintings in their original frames by Claude-Joseph Vernet. Each wonderfully executed painting is set within a most decorative mottled giltwood frame with beautiful richly carved... — Read More

  • Item # 11728
  • H: 30.25 in L: 25.25 in D: 3 in

    H: 77 cm L: 64 cm D: 8 cm

  • France
  • 18th Century
  • Giltwood, Oil On Canvas
  • Louis XVI st. Read More
  • (Louis XVI st.) - Also known as Louis Seize, Louis XVI's style is a style of architecture, furniture, decoration, and art created during Louis XVI’s 19-year reign in France, just before the French Revolution. Thought to be a reaction and juxtaposition to the prior more elaborate styles, Louis XVI style developed at the end of the Baroque Period and continued until the birth of French Neoclassicism. King Louis XVI showed little enthusiasm for the old world styles of the Baroque Period and he sought out a create a new “beau ideal” that focused on the purity and grandeur of Ancient Romans and Greeks. Inspired by Ancient Roman architecture and art, distinct features of the Louis XVI style are linear lines, small repeated motifs, floral medallions hanging from ribbons, acanthus leaves, urns, dolphins, ram, and lion heads, and griffins. Greco-Roman elements, often used in earlier and later French styles, were also quick common and included fluted and twisted columns, Caryathids, and corbels.
  • (Claude) Joseph Vernet Read More
  • (Claude) Joseph Vernet - Born in Avignon, Aug. 14, 1712 and died in Paris, Dec. 23, 1789. French school, he was a marine painter and son and pupil of Antoine Vernet and pupil of Adrien Manglard. He went to Rome in 1732 and studied under many great artist. He became the first marine painter in Europe and was comissioned by the King to paint all the seaports of France of which he completed fifteen of the twenty.
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