Large gouache in chiaroscuro representing a shipwreck scene
near a rocky coast.
Signed lower left Alexandre-Jean Noël (Brie-Comte-Robert, July 25, 1752 - Paris, 1834)
Alexandre-Jean Noël was a French painter born on July 25, 1752 in Brie-Comte-Robert and died in Paris, in 1834.
A student of Joseph Vernet, he produced gouaches and watercolors representing seascapes in the spirit of his master.
In 1769, he accompanied the astronomer Jean Chappe d'Auteroche on his scientific expedition to Baja California to observe the transit of Venus in front of the sun's disc, which he illustrated with a series of drawings depicting their journey.
In the second half of his career, he painted a large number of gouaches, some of which are still in the collections of the Louvre's Department of Graphic Arts.
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