VIEN, Joseph-Marie
(b. 1716, Montpellier, d. 1809, Paris)

Women in Classical Dress Attending a Young Bride

Oil on canvas, 100 x 135 cm
Private collection

This painting is one of the artist's finest works in the Neo-classical style, and the first of four major works painted by the artist during his tenure as Director of the French Academy in Rome. Though history and religious painting dominated his early career, influenced by a particular interest in Italian Baroque painting, Vien went on to become one of the earliest proponents in France of Neo-clacissism.

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