Alexandre Menjaud

1773 - 1832

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Menjaud was a member of the first generation of nineteenth-century French painters who turned to French anecdotal history for subject matter. Like his fellow “troubadour” painters, many of whom studied with Jacques-Louis David, Menjaud received his training from a neoclassical painter, Jean-Baptiste Regnault. He won the Prix de Rome in 1802 with his picture of Sabinus et Eponine devant Vespasien. The 1808 Salon, to which Menjaud submitted a Henri IV chez Michaud, was a turning point for the artist, and the great majority of the history paintings he subsequently exhibited at the Salons through 1834 were of French history subjects.

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François I and La Belle Ferroniere

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Historical Period: 1780-1820 Neoclassicism and 1810-1870 Romanticism
François I and La Belle Ferroniere