Pierre-Denis Martin (1663 – 1742) was a French painter of historical subjects, battles, hunts, and architectural views, particularly of royal residences, such as the Palace of Versailles and the Château de Compiègne. He was also known as Martin the Younger (le jeune) or Martin des Gobelins (because he was employed at the Gobelins Manufactory).
P.-D. Martin was born in Paris, and according to d’Argenville, he was the cousin of Jean-Baptiste Martin, while Pierre-Jean Mariette says he was J.-B. Martin’s nephew and pupil. He is also said to have been the pupil of Adam François van der Meulen and the Parrocel. He produced a series of paintings at the Château de Choisy, which are now in the Versailles Museum.
The dictionary of artists by Bellier de la Chavignerie and Auvray incorrectly attributes several paintings by Pierre-Denis Martin in the Versailles Museum to Jean-Baptiste Martin.
P.-D. Martin died in Paris.
Battle of Fleurus, 1690.
The Château de Marly, 1724.
Palace of Versailles, 1722.
Louis XIV, visiting the Hôtel Royal des Invalides, 1706.
The Turkish ambassador Mehmet Efendi leaving the Tuileries Garden after an audience with Louis XV, 1721
^ a b c “Martin, Pierre Denis” in Benezit 2006, vol. 9, p. 372.
^ Bellier & Auvray 1885, vol. 2, p. 41.
Bellier de la Chavignerie, Émile; Auvray, Louis (1882, 1885, 1887). Dictionnaire général des artistes de l’école française. Paris: Renouard. Vols. 1: A–L (1882), 2: M–Z (1885), and supplement (1887) at Google Books.
Benezit, Emmanuel; et al. (2006). Benezit – Dictionary of Artists. Paris: Gründ. ISBN 9782700030709.
Media related to Pierre-Denis Martin at Wikimedia Commons
From Direction des Musées de France
List of works at Joconde: Portail des collections des musées de France
Portfolio of works
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