AUGUSTIN, Jean-Baptiste-Jacques
(b. 1759, Saint-Dié, d. 1832, Paris)

A Bacchante

Ivory, diameter: 8 cm
Wallace Collection, London

Augustin was a French miniaturist who revived the art in France. His paintings have strong, pure colours, certainty of execution and high finish.

This picture is copied from a painting by Greuze of c. 1794 which probably belonged to Augustin.