PECHEUX Lorenzo

Lyon (France), 1729 - Turin, 1821

  • FD253

    Minerva, 1774, Oil on canvas, 60.2 x 44.7 cm
  • FD252

    Crucifixion with the Virgin and Magdalene, 1779, Oil on canvas, 62.8 x 47 cm
  • FD254

    Venus, 1782, Oil on canvas, 34.3 x 28.3 cm
  • FD255

    Self Portrait, sd, Oil on canvas, 50.8 x 42.7 cm
  • FD256

    Head of the Virgin, sd, Oil on canvas, 29 x 23.3 cm

FD253

Minerva, 1774

FD252

Crucifixion with the Virgin and Magdalene, 1779

FD254

Venus, 1782

FD255

Self Portrait, sd

FD256

Head of the Virgin, sd

Biography

A painter. After studying in France, he moved to Rome in 1753, where became was influenced by Batoni and Mengs. In 1765 he was summoned to Parma by Philip of Bourbon as a portrait painter. Back in Rome, he made his name as a history and portrait painter with an international clientele (paintings for the Borghese and Barberini palaces, 1774-75). Called to Turin by Victor Amadeus III in 1777, he became the director of the Royal Academy and the first court painter (ceiling of the Royal Library). He received official commissions under the French and during the Restoration.

Board of Directors

Piergiorgio Re (Chairman)
Diego Novelli (Vice-chairman)
Fiorenzo Alfieri
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Giovanni Cordero 
Paolo Emilio Ferreri 
Enrico Filippi 
Emanuela Gambetta
Gian Paolo Zanetta

Auditors

Cesare Ferrero
Aldo Milanese
Anna Tornoni


Secretary

Lorenzo Ferreri


CULTURAL ACTIVITY

Marina Paglieri

Artistic Commission

Fiorenzo Alfieri
Giovanni Cordero
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Giuseppe Luigi Marini
Francesco Poli

ADDRESS

Via Magenta n. 31
10128 Torino

TELEPHONE/FAX

011 542491

MAIL

fdf@fondazionedefornaris.org

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