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Jean-Baptiste Lallemand (Dijon 1716 - Paris 1803)

Lallemand was born in Dijon in 1716 and in 1739 moved to Paris where he is thought to have studied with Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni. In 1745 he was made a member of the Académie de St Luc in Paris and two years later moved to Rome. During his fourteen years in the city he came into contact with the artists Etienne Parrocel, Claude-Joseph Vernet and Jean Barbault, also from France, and in 1755 he became friendly with Robert Adam. He painted some of the frescoes in Palazzo Corsini alla Lungara, later destroyed, and in 1758 the Finding of Moses for the papal rooms in the Palazzo del Quirinale (now in the Pinacoteca Vaticana). He also painted several vedute for Villa Lante at Bagnaia, which have been preserved.
He returned to France in 1761, spending several months in Lyon before arriving in Paris the following year. In 1764 he exhibited a number of views of Rome and Naples, which were very well received by the public. From 1770 to 1773 he was in Dijon, where he was a member of the jury for the new École de Dessin. During this time he contributed 140 drawings for the Voyage pittoresque de la France, which was published between 1781 and 1796. In his final years he produced mainly genre and small-sized paintings. He died in Paris in 1803.


Alessandro Zuccari