Offered by Galerie Meier
Old master and modern paintings
Oil on canvas
Signed on the right lower corner
Jean Baptiste Lallemand, born in Dijon in 1716 and died in Paris in 1803 is a painter of genre, landscapes, history and marine, and engraver.
In 1739, he decided to go to Paris to learn the art of painting while practicing his trade as a tailor. In 1774, he obtained his letters of mastery, he was received "in the number of masters, gilders, sculptors" of Dijon, and subsequently, in 1745 among the "masters, painters, sculptors" of the Academy of Saint-Luc from Paris. He then travels to Italy where he draws inspiration from ancient sites and ruins to paint his paintings.
He then makes paintings, drawings, engravings but also gouaches. Among his favorite themes are mainly seascapes, village scenes, rural subjects and animated landscapes.
The painter has a sense of detail and observation, our painting is an example, he paints with precision a peaceful scene of washerwomen who converse on the shore of a lake.