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Friday, January 16, 2009

One setting: different pictures

Fleury-François Richard (b. 1777, Lyon, d. 1852, Ecully)
La Chartreuse de St Bruno 1822
Oil on canvas 47.5,x. 34 cm
Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble


Fleury-François Richard (b. 1777, Lyon, d. 1852, Ecully)
Death of the Prince de Talmont
1823
Oil on canvas, 82 x 56 cm
Private collection


Fleury François Richard was a painter of the École de Lyon. A student of Jacques-Louis David, Fleury-Richard and his friend Pierre Révoil were precursors of the Troubador style

He was passionate about history and fascinated by medieval chivalry and the Renaissance

However one setting could be used for illustrating different themes or compositions.

The painting Death of the Prince de Talmont depicts the death of Charles de la Trémoille, Prince of Talmont and Mortagne after the battle of Marignano in 1515.

The scene is a fictional account of the event, the setting being the Saint Martin d’Ainay, the oldest surviving church in Lyons.