Louis de Silvestre (1675-1760)

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Maria Amalia di Sassonia


Auguste II

Louis de Silvestre was the court painter for the Saxon court at Dresden and Warsaw for thirty-two years. He painted many portraits of nobility and aristocrats. In the bombing of Dresden during World War II, many of his best works were destroyed. He painted the Last Supper, and other biblical and mythological scenes at Versailles as well as the Creation of Man at the Musée Fabre, Montpellier.



His style of portraiture was heavily influenced by Nicholas Poussin and De La Fosse. Through his presence in the Saxon lands, he influences generations of Central European portrait painters. De Silvestre was received into the Academie Royale in 1702, and rose progressively through the ranks of the professorship. He first learned painting by apprenticing under his father, Israël Silvestre. A catalogue raisonné of his work was published in 1932.


Marie-Louise-Elisabeth D’Orleans


Auguste III

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