The Banquet in the House of Simon the Pharisee

Pierre Hubert Subleyras French

Not on view

Subleyras was a pensionnaire of the king who stayed to make his career in Rome after his time in the Académie de France. This print, his most ambitious, was made to celebrate and publicize a painting commissioned by the Order of Saint John Lateran for the refectory of their monastery at Asti. The inscription includes a dedication to Saint-Aignon, the French ambassador, one of his most important patrons. The print appears not to be based directly on the painting, but on the much smaller oil sketch (today in the musée du Louvre).

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