Pierre-Denis Martin (1663–1742)
Pierre-Denis Martin (1663 – 1742) was a French painter of historical subjects, battles, hunts, and architectural views, particularly of royal residences, such as the Palace of Versailles and the Château de Compiègne. He was also known as Martin the Younger (le jeune) or Martin des Gobelins (because he was employed at the Gobelins Manufactory).
P.-D. Martin was born in Paris, and according to d'Argenville, he was the cousin of Jean-Baptiste Martin the Elder, while Pierre-Jean Mariette says he was J.-B. Martin's nephew and pupil. He is also said to have been the pupil of Adam François van der Meulen and the Parrocel. He produced a series of paintings at the Château de Choisy, which are now in the Versailles Museum.
P.-D. Martin died in Paris.
- "Martin, Pierre Denis" in Benezit 2006, vol. 9, p. 372.
- Bellier & Auvray 1885, vol. 2, p. 41.
- Bellier de la Chavignerie, Émile; Auvray, Louis (1882, 1885, 1887). Dictionnaire général des artistes de l'école française. Paris: Renouard. Vols. 1: A–L (1882), 2: M–Z (1885), and supplement (1887) at Google Books.
- Benezit, Emmanuel; et al. (2006). Benezit – Dictionary of Artists. Paris: Gründ. ISBN 9782700030709.
- Media related to Pierre-Denis Martin at Wikimedia Commons
- From Direction des Musées de France
- List of works at Joconde: Portail des collections des musées de France
- Portfolio of works
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