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Saturday, March 02, 2013

Deshays: Herdsmen Driving Cattle across a Stream

Jean-Baptiste Deshays de Colleville: Herdsmen Driving Cattle across a Stream
oil and brown wash over black chalk on laid paper laid down on board
c. 1760
Washington DC National Gallery of Art
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Deshays was one of the most talented artist of his generation; unfortunately, he passed away too soon, a victime de ses goûts inconsideris as Diderot wrote; and he added, Né libertin, il est mort victime de son plaisir, while praising his huge talent: Ma foi, ou il faut brûler tout ce que les plus grands peintres de temples ont fait de mieux ou compter Deshayes parmi eux and Deshayes est le premier peintre de la Nation

(Washington DC National Gallery of Art)


(Old Masters)

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