Jean-Pierre Franque

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Allegory of France before the return of Napoleon from Egypt, 1810, now in the Louvre

Jean-Pierre Franque, a French painter, was born at Le Buis in 1774. He studied under David together with his twin brother Joseph, and excelled in historical subjects and portraiture, imitating the style of his master. He married Lucile Messageot, also an artist, who died in 1802, at the age of twenty-two years. Franque died in 1860, leaving among others the following works in the Versailles Gallery:

  • The Passage of the Rhine; after Le Brun. 1835.
  • The Siege of Lille; after Van der Meulen and Le Brun. 1836.
  • The Battle of Lens. 1841.


  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Franque, Jean Pierre". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.