Joseph Vernet

Portrait of Joseph Vernet

Joseph Vernet: (1714-1789) Claude-Joseph Vernet was a French landscape painter. He is famous for his moonlight and storm scenes. He had many English patrons whilst he worked in Rome and returned to France in 1753 to undertake a royal commission about the ports of France. He was born in Avignon on 14th August 1714 and died on 3rd December 1789 in Paris.

Major Works

“A Shipwreck in Stormy Seas” (1773)
“A Sea-Shore” (1773)
“A Sporting Contest on the Tiber” (1773)