Jean-Laurent Mosnier

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Jean-Laurent Mosnier
Jean-Laurent Mosnier - Self Portrait.jpg
Self portrait
Paris, France
Died10 April 1808
Known forpainting

Jean-Laurent Mosnier (French: [moɲe]; (Paris) 1743 – (Saint Petersburg) 10 April 1808) was a French painter and miniaturist.

Court painter under the Ancien Régime, Mosnier began, from 1789, a brilliant career as society painter in London, Hamburg and St. Petersburg. Many times academician, he left considerable work and high quality, both in miniature painting.

Self-Portrait with Two Pupils is thought to have been the basis for Jean-Laurent Mosnier's painting of himself with his young daughters. It is thought that his ambition was to clone the success of Adélaïde Labille-Guiard's painting.[1]



  1. ^ Laura Auricchio (2009). Adélaïde Labille-Guiard: Artist in the Age of Revolution. Getty Publications. pp. 40–. ISBN 978-0-89236-954-6.
  • Jean-François Heim, Claire Beraud, Philippe Heim, Lounge painting of the French Revolution (1789-1799), Paris, CAC Publishing, 1989.
  • Olivier Blanc, Portraits of Women: artists and models at the time of Marie Antoinette, Paris, Carpentier, 2006. (ISBN 9782841674381)

Media related to Jean-Laurent Mosnier at Wikimedia Commons