Alexander Roslin

1718-1793 Sweden/Rococo

 

Brief Biography-Alexander Roslin was born in Malmo in 1718; He studied at an early age under Georg Engelhard Schröder in Stockholm and painted portraits in Sweden until 1745. He moved to Bayreuth that year and became court painter to the Margrave of Brandenburg. He spent four years studying in Italy before settling in Paris, where the Academy admitted him in 1756. François Boucher had a significant influence on his work along with Nattier and Rigaud. He married Marie-Suzanne Giroust, the pastellist. Catherine II engaged him for two years in St Petersburg and requested his service, but Roslin preferred to stay in Paris. Unlike many renowned artists of his time, he was very successful until he died in 1793. His wife Marie-Suzanne was also very successful and was elected an Associate of the Academy in 1770.

 

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Jean-F
Marmontel

Jean-Francois Marmontel

Gustav of
Sweden

Gustav III of Sweden

Ivan
Betskoy

Ivan Ivanovich Betskoy

Louis-Philippe
Duc D-Orleans

Louis-Philippe Duc D-Orleans-Saluting His Army on the Battlefield

Catherine
the Great

Catherine the Great

Izabela
Czartoryska

Izabela Czartoryska

Maria
Feodorovna

Maria Feodorovna

Marie-Jeanne
Buzeau

Marie-Jeanne Buzeau

Self-
portrait

Self-portrait

Comtesse
d'Egmont

The Comtesse d-Egmont Pignatelli in Spanish Costume

The Lady with
the Veil-

The Lady with the Veil-The Artist-s Wife

Louis Philippe
d'Orleans

Louis Philippe d-Orleans

Francois
Boucher

Francois Boucher

Baroness
de'Neubourg-

Baroness de Neubourg-Cromiere