Blanchard, Jacques

France, (1600-1638)

  • Jacques Blanchard - Odysseus forcing Circe to return his companions to their human forms
  • Odysseus forcing Circe to return his companions to their human forms

  • (17th cent.), sanguine (red iron-oxide) crayon on paper
  • 5.3 x 7.3 in. (13.5 x 18.5 cm.)
  • Musée du Louvre

About the Artist

Jacques Blanchard (1600-1638), also known as Jacques Blanchart, was a French baroque painter. He was raised and taught by his uncle, the painter Nicolas Bollery (ca. 1560–1630). Blanchard is best known for his small religious and mythological paintings. [DES-01/11]

All Blanchard’s dated works show him to stand quite apart from his contemporaries, not only in his painting style but also in his choice of sensual and sentimental subject-matter and his tenderness of color handling.

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