Architectonic whim Charles Louis ClérisseauCharles - Louis Clérisseau is an architect and French painter born in Paris in 1721 and dead in Auteuil in January of the 1820.
Student of Germain Boffrand, he won the Prix de Rome in 1751 and realized a large number of sketches of Italian ancient monuments, very popular and appreciated in England, through Robert Adam,whom he met in Florence. He had worked as an engraver for Francis Bartolozzi, Francis Zucchi and Paul Santini.
Clérisseau accompanies Robert Adam during his Grand Tour and realized the sketches of the Building of Diocleziano in Split.
Its sketches have contributed in creating the fashion of ancient architecture, during the whole Neoclassicism.
He was nominated by Catherine II Architect of the Russian Court and member of the Academy of St. Peterburg.
Nominated Rider of the Légion d'Honneur.
Oil on canvas
Measures: Height 133 cm - Width 118 cm
Author: Charles Louis Clérisseau 1721 - 1820
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