Oil/canvas, 63,5 x 56,5 cm, rest., relined, in an original Louis XV frame. - Prov.: Christie"s, London, 1. April 1854, lot 27. - Landscape, figure a. portrait painter, son of the sculptor of the same name, pupil of F. Boucher a. J.-M. Vien, in in 1757 he travelled via the Netherlands to St. Petersburg, where he executed numerous commissions for the Winter palace, the present-day Hermitage Museum, back in Paris his very successful paintings from Russia made Russia fashionable. - Mus.: Paris (Louvre), St. Petersburg, Munich, Orléans u.a. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit a. others.