Jean-Baptiste Jacques Augustin

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Self-portrait (1796)

Jean-Baptiste Jacques Augustin (August 15, 1759 – April 13, 1832) was a French miniature painter.

Biography[edit]

Augustin was born in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges and died in Paris. He first had some lessons from Jean-Baptiste Claudot and Jean Girardet in Nancy. After a few months in Dijon in 1780 he arrived in Paris in 1781 where he soon earned fame.

During the French Revolution days he travelled to Brittany, Switzerland and Germany

Back in Paris in 1800 he married one of his pupils, Pauline Ducruet. She was 22 years younger than he and herself a painter in a similar style.

In 1806 Jacques Augustin was appointed official painter to the court. Later on (1814) he became painter to the king.

He died of cholera in Paris in 1832 and was buried at Père Lachaise Cemetery.

Famous people painted by Augustin[edit]

Bacchante (ivory miniature of 1799)
  • Marie-Antoinette (1755–1793)
  • Napoleon I and his family
  • Louis XVIII, king of France
  • Louis-Philippe d'Orléans, duke of Orléans (1773–1850)
  • Marquise de Ségonzac
  • Madame Récamier (1777–1849)
  • Madame Van Hée born Dewinck, wife of the banker
  • General Laconpérie
  • Charles Antoine Callamard (1776–1821) Paris, Louvre
  • Louis Hector Chalot de Saint-Marc, bishop
  • Charles-Ferdinand, duke of Berry (1778–1820)
  • Antoine Denis Chaudet (1763–1810), sculptor
  • Madame de Kercado
  • Louis Joseph Auguste Coutan (1779–1830)
  • Marie Joseph Georges Rousse, the former president of the Chambre des notaires de Paris
  • Anne de Dorat, countess Coiffier de Moret
  • Anne Josephe Theroigne de Mericourt (1762–1817), a French Revolution pasionaria

Bibliography[edit]

  • Henri Bouchot, La Miniature française de 1750 à 1825, Goupil, 1907.
  • Maria Carmen Espinosa Martín, Iluminaciones, pequeños retratos y miniaturas, Madrid, Fundación Lázaro Galdiano, 1999, 362 p.
  • Fleuriot de Langle et Schlumberger, "Les miniatures de Jacques Augustin", Connaissance des Arts, n° 69, November 1957
  • Camille Mauclair, Les Miniatures de l'Empire et de la Restauration, portraits de femmes, Paris, H. Piazza, 1913, 137 p.
  • Charles Peccatte, "Jean Baptiste Jacques Augustin", Bulletin de la Société philomatique vosgienne, t. XXXIX, p. 61-88
  • J. L. Propert, History of Miniature Art, London, 1887.
  • Albert Ronsin (sous la direction de), Les Vosgiens célèbres. Dictionnaire biographique illustré, Vagney (88120), Éditions Gérard Louis, 1990, 394 p.
  • H. Roujon, "La Miniature", Illustration, Christmas 1912
  • Gaston Save, "Jacques Augustin", Bulletin de la Société philomatique vosgienne, t. VI, p. 91-102,120 ; t. VII, p. 103-111 ; t. IX, p. 253 ; t. XXII, p. 366-371.
  • G. C. Williamson, History of Portrait Miniatures, 1904.

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