Jean-Claude Bonnefond, who was born at Lyons in 1796 studied under Révoil, and became successful in representing scenes from peasant life. About 1826 he went to Rome, and became influenced by the style of Robert and Schnetz, and painted sacred as well as genre subjects. In 1831 he became director of the Art School at Lyons, and in 1837 a member of the Academy. He died in that city in 1860. In the Museum of Lyons there are by him —
- The Bed-chamber. 1824.
- A Woman tired with travelling, succoured by monks. 1827.
- The Ceremony of the Holy Water, on the day of Epiphany, at the church of the Greek-Catholics at Rome. 1831.
- Portrait of Jacquard. 1834. (Commissioned, by the town of Lyons.)
- A Greek officer wounded. Rome. 1826.
- A Roman goatherd deploring the loss of his goat. 1836.
This article incorporates text from the article "BONNEFOND, Jean-Claude" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.
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