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Nationality/school
German, French
Born
Paris 1683-05-23
Deceased
Berlin 1757-08-05
Prince August Wilhelm writing to Princess Henry on 13 August 1757: 'Poor Pesne is dead. With him the Arts in Berlin have been buried' (Berckenhagen/Du Colombier/Kühn 1958, p. 227).
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son of Thomas Pesne, father of Henriette Pesne; his uncle from his mother's side and his first teacher was Charles de Lafosse. On 5 January 1710 he married Ursule-Anne Dubuisson (1696-1748), the oldest daughter of the flower-painter J.-B. G. Dubuisson.
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Biographical information
Education
Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (Parijs)
In 1703 he won the 'Prix de Rome' of the Académie.
Active in
  • Parijs
    He won in 1703 the ' Prix de Rome' of the Académie (Berckenhagen/Du Colombier/Kühn 1958).
  • Venetië 1704 - 1709
    In Venice he copied (mainly) Paolo Veronese and Titien; became a protégé of Andrea Celesti; became friends with Jean Raoux (after three years in Rome, 1708 in Venice) (Berckenhagen/Du Colombier/Kühn 1958, p. 223).
  • Parijs 1709 - 1710
    had a workshop in Paris ; married on 5 January 1710 (Berckenhagen/Du Colombier/Kühn 1958, p. 223)
  • Berlijn 1710 - 1715
    In the spring of 1710 Pesne settled in Berlin with his wife, his parents-in-laws and two brothers-in-law (Berckenhagen/Du Colombier/Kühn 1958, p. 223) ; employed as an official court painter of King Friedrich-Wilhelm I of Prussia and later of his son Frederik the Great, working on the decoration of the palaces of Charlottenburg, Potsdam and Sans-Souci
  • Dessau (Saksen-Anhalt) 1715
    Berckenhagen/Du Colombier/Kühn 1958, p. 223
  • Dresden 1718
    Berckenhagen/Du Colombier/Kühn 1958, p. 223
  • Berlijn 1722
    became director of the Berliner Kunstakademie in 1722
  • Parijs 1723 - 1724
    member of the Académie in Paris 1720-1724 (Berckenhagen/Du Colombier/Kühn 1958, p. 224)
  • Londen (Engeland) 1724
  • Berlijn
  • Rheinsberg 1736 - 1740
  • Berlijn 1746 - 1757
    until his death
Teacher at academy/university
Königlich Preussische Akademie der Künste (Berlin)
director since 1722
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Subjects
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genre, history (as a genre), landscape (as genre), portrait
Entered on: 1992-01-19; Modification on: 2018-05-31

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