LÉPICIÉ, Nicolas-Bernard
(b. 1735, Paris, d. 1784, Paris)

The Young Draughtsman

Oil on canvas, 41 x 33 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Lépicié was an academic artist who specialized in religious and history painting. Towards the end of his life he moved towards portraits and scenes of everyday life, specializing in town views.

The sitter of this portrait is Carle Vernet, aged fourteen.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.