DESPORTES, Alexandre-François
(b. 1661, Champigneulles, d. 1743, Paris)

Still-Life with Ewer

Oil on canvas, 84 x 138 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Alexandre-François Desportes can be grouped with Jean-Siméon Chardin and Jean-Baptiste Oudry as one of the most important still-life painters in France during the 18th century. While Chardin remained loyal to compositions made up of simple household objects, Desportes and Ourdry turned towards hunting scenes, game pieces and portraits of animals.

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