Jacques Gamelin (1738-1803)
Do you think you may own a painting by Jacques Gamelin? We perform art authentications, art appraisals, art research and provide Certificates of Authenticity (COA) as well as consultations, for all paintings by Jacques Gamelin.
Jacques Gamelin was an 18th century French painter. He was the son of a merchant and was initially trained as a businessman. However, his talent as an artist was apparent to many, and a wealthy baron helped to pay for his artistic training.
Gamelin won the first prize at the Academie Royale de Toulouse, and later, studied in Paris and Rome . He was able to study under Vien and David, and eventually was appointed painter to Pope Clement XIV. One of Gamelin’s best known attributes to art was a series of anatomical sketches that are still revered by art students and historians today. These were created in large volumes for “Nouveau Receuil d’ osteologie et de Myologie Dessine Apres Nature.”
Gamelin eventually returned to his hometown near Toulouse and taught at the local Academie. Today, Gamelin is best known for his engravings of battle scenes as well as his paintings of portraits and genre subjects.
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