L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Louis Gauffier (1762, Poitiers –1801, Florence)

Gauffier studied in Paris but, after winning the Prix de Rome in 1784, and apart from a brief return to the French capital in 1789, he would remain in Italy for the remainder of his life.  During unrest in Rome in 1793, a reaction to the revolution in France, he and his wife were forced to flee to Florence.  There, he painted landscapes and portraits, most often for English tourists.  He began to paint portraits of French military officers when, in 1799, French troops occupied Florence.  Gauffier died there two years later, at the age of 39.

"Portrait of an officer, thought to be General Jean-Claude Moreau"
Thomas Penrose, 1798
Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt, Swedish ambassador to Naples, and his son Gustav Magnus, 1793
 "Portrait d'un chasseur avec ses chiens dans un paysage, dit Portrait d'Alexandre Dumas pere"
 Ferdinando (di Jacopo) Nerli, 1799
André-François Miot, envoy of the French Republic to the Grand Duke of Tuscany, and his Family, 1797
 Philippe-Henri Coclers, 1797
Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, 1793
Johan Claes Lagersvärd, 1799
 Lord Godfrey Webster, 1794

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