Lot 227
  • 227

Jean-Baptiste Mallet

30,000 - 50,000 USD
25,000 USD
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  • Jean-Baptiste Mallet
  • The letter
  • oil on canvas
  • 18 x 21 1/2 inches

Catalogue Note

Jean-Baptiste Mallet first exhibited at the Salon in 1791, after spending time as an apprentice to Pierre Paul Prud'hon in Paris.  He exhibited in both oil and gouache, primarily painting genre subjects of elegant figures in interiors.  While the influence of his contemporaries Louis-Leopold Boilly and Marguerite Gerard are evident, Mallet's works had a unique sense of setting; he placed his characters in grand, theatre-like compositions and paid great attention to decorative details such as the costumes and interior design.