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Pierre Louis Dumesnil

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Name  Pierre Dumesnil
Died  1781, Paris, France
Pierre Louis Dumesnil

Pierre-Louis Dumesnil (1698–1781) was a French painter who specialized in genre scenes.



Pierre-Louis Dumesnil was born in 1698. He was received into the Academie de Saint-Luc. There he was professor (1748-1773), rector (1773-1775), and then permanent rector (1775-1776). Between 1751 et 1754 his work was shown as each of the seven exhibitions of the institution. Although some of his works were historical, such as Saint Charles Borromee faisant l’aumone (1741), most were genre scenes. His paintings show the influence of Jean-Baptiste Chardin both in the selection of themes and the composition. A portrait of Dumesnil by madame Vigee-Lebrun, created in 1774 on the occasion of her reception into the Academie de Saint-Luc, has unfortunately been lost.


  • Saint Charles Borromee faisant l’aumone’’, 1741, huile sur toile, 215 x 116 cm, collection particuliere.
  • Un jeune abbe de catechisme qui recoit un jeune enfant amene par sa sœur’’, 1752, Musee Carnavalet, Paris.
  • Une mere qui regarde jouer ses enfants’’, 1752, , Musee Carnavalet, Paris.
  • Une chambre ou une servante habille des enfants, 1752, Musee Carnavalet, Paris.
  • Le Traitant, huile sur toile, 32 x 41 cm, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux.
  • Une petite fille allant a l’ecole, huile sur toile (transposition),1753( ?), 100 x 79 cm, Musee du Louvre, Paris.
  • References

    Pierre Louis Dumesnil Wikipedia

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