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Jean-Baptiste Santerre : biography

1650 - 21 November 1717

Jean-Baptiste Santerre (23 March 1658 – November 21, 1717), was a French painter.

Paintings

Image:Suzanne au bain (Jean-Baptiste Santerre).jpg|Susannah at her bath Image:Philippe d'Orleans, regent, et Marie Madeleine de la Vieuville, Comtesse de Parabere (Jean-Baptiste Santerre).jpg|Philippe d'Orleans, regent, and Marie Madeleine de la Vieuville, Comtesse de Parabere (1693-1755) Image:Racine portrait4.jpg|Jean Racine

  • Woman Pulling a Curtain, Paris, Galerie Eric Coatalem
  • Two Actresses, St Petersburg, Hermitage Museum
  • Susanna Bathing, Louvre
  • Portrait of a lady in Venetian costume, known as the Marquise de Moulins-Rochefort Louvre
  • Young woman writing a letter, Valenciennes, Musée des Beaux-Arts
  • Jean-Baptiste Santerre (1658–1717) (self-portrait), Versailles, Musée National du Château et des Trianons
  • Marie-Adelaide de Savoie, duchesse de Bourgogne (1685–1712), Versailles, Musée National du Château et des Trianons
  • Philippe d'Orleans, regent, et Marie Madeleine de la Vieuville, Comtesse de Parabere (1693–1755), Versailles, Musée National du Château et des Trianons.
  • Saint Theresa in ecstasy, Versailles, Musée National du Château et des Trianons
  • The cook, Le Mans, Musée de Tessé
  • Portrait of Nicolas Boileau, Lyon, Musée des beaux-arts
  • Young smoker, Chambéry, Musée des beaux-arts
  • Mlle. Desmares
  • Jean Racine
  • Young Woman Wearing a Shawl
  • The comtesse de Bersac

Biography

Santerre was born at Magny-en-Vexin, near Pontoise. A pupil of Bon Boullogne, he began his painting career at a portraitist, with a notable work being a portrait of Marie Leszczyńska with the Maison de St Cyr in the background (now at the musée de Versailles). He won a major reputation thanks to his academies. His most notable workhttp://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/CSearchZ.aspx?o=&Total=10&FP=25198704&E=22S39UW55BEGU&SID=22S39UW55BEGU&New=T&Pic=8&SubE=2C6NU0HSR8EC is his Susanna Bathing (Louvre), the diploma work executed by him in 1704, when he was received into the Académie (though the version now in the Louvre seems to be a copy by Santerre of the original). Although his religious paintings lacked inspiration, the Susanna contributed to Santerre's fifty-year reputation as a painter of the erotic nude, in which field he was the forerunner to François Boucher (1730–1770) and Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806). The Susanna and his Portrait of a Lady in Venetian Costume (Louvre) give a good impression of Santerre's taste and of his elaborate, refined and careful method. He died at Paris.

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