| Antoine Vestier|| 1824, Paris, France|
Antoine Vestier (1740–1824) was a French miniaturist and painter of portraits, born at Avallon in Burgundy, who trained in the atelier of Jean-Baptiste Pierre. He showed his work at the Salon de la Correspondance, Paris, before being admitted (agréé) to the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in 1785, when a portrait of the painter Gabriel François Doyen, was his morceau de réception.
Among his sitters was the royal cabinet-maker, Jean Henri Riesener (1786, Musée de Versailles).
Further portraits includeThe Chevalier de Latude, 1789 (Paris, musée Carnavalet)
Nicolas-Guy Brenet, painter, 1786 (Paris, musée du Louvre)
Jean Thurel, fusilier, 1788; this aged veteran wears three medals, witness to his seventy-two years of service (Tours, musée des Beaux-Arts)
A Chevalier of Malta holding the portrait of the Bailli de Hautefeuille, commander of the Order, 1788 (Dijon, musée des beaux-arts).
François-Joseph Gossec, unknown date.
Vestier was the father of portraitist Marie-Nicole Vestier, wife of miniaturist François Dumont.
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