Jean Baptiste Oudry

1686-1755 France Baroque/Still-Life

 

Brief Biography-Jean Baptiste Oudry was born in Paris in 1686. He is popularly known for his paintings of hunted game and animal still-lifes. He began as a pupil at the Académie de St-Luc, where his father was the director, and later under Nicolas de Largillière, with whom he remained for five years. He also came under the influence of Alexander Francois Desportes. The Académie de Beaux-Arts admitted him in 1717 as a historical painter. The finance minister Fagon, who was a patron, appointed him inspector at the factory at Beauvais. There he designed tapestries for Charles X at Fontainebleau, amongst many other commissions. He was also appointed inspector at the Gobelins factory in 1736. Finally, Louis XV named him a Court Painter. He died of a stroke in Beauvais in 1755.

 

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Lion and the Spider

The Lion and the Spider

Pheasant

Phesant

Hunting wild Boar

Hunting wild Boar

Gun and Game

Hound With un and Game

Allegory of Europe

Allegory of Europe

Dog Pointing

Dog Pointing a Partridge

Hare and Lamb

A Hare and a Leg of Lamb

Dead Roe

Dead Roe

Farmhouse

Farmhouse

Hare-Duck-Loaf-

Hare-Duck-Loaf of Bread-Cheese and Flasks of Wine

Dead Wolf

DeAD wOLF

Henri Camille-

Henri Camille-Chevalier de Beringhen

Still Life

Still Life with Dead Game and Peaches in a Landscape

Louis XV hunting

Louis the fifteenth hunting Deer in the Saint-Germain Forest

Portrait of a Lady

Portrait of a Lady

Misse and Luttine

Misse and Luttine

Bust of Africa

Still-life with Bust of Africa

Bust of America

Still-life with Bust of America

Leopard

Leopard

Still life

Still life with Dead Birds-Gooseberries-Cherries and Insects

Still-Life with Fruit

Still-Life with Fruit

Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Swan Attacked

Swan Attacked by a Dog

three dogs