Collection: Antoine Pesne

Antoine Pesne (1683-1757) was a French painter who worked primarily in Berlin and served as the court painter to Frederick the Great of Prussia. Pesne received his early training in Paris before moving to Italy to study the works of Renaissance masters. After working for several years in Paris, he was invited to work at the court of Frederick the Great in Berlin, where he became famous for his portraits of the royal family and other members of the court. Pesne's style was influenced by the Rococo movement, and he is known for his delicate brushwork, vibrant colors, and attention to detail. His works can be found in major art museums around the world, including the Louvre in Paris and the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.