(b. 1699, Saint-Gilles-du-Gard, d. 1749, Rome)

The Feast in the House of Simon

Oil on canvas, 215 x 679 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

In Italy, Subleyras worked on the decoration of numerous religious buildings. The Feast in the House of Simon was commissioned by the Lateran canons for the refectory of the convent of Asti, near Turin. Inspired by the monumentality and realism of Veronese's religious paintings, and faithful to the canons of accessibility advocated by Poussin, with his sombre, intense palette, Subleyras succeeded in combining grandeur and familiarity in representing the episode.

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