Pierre Subleyras (Saint-Gilles-du-Gard, November 25, 1699 - Rome, May 28, 1749) was a French painter mainly active in Italy. He left France in 1728, having carried off the French Academy’s Garnd Prix, which carried scholarship for study in Rome. Subleyras shows greater individuality in his curious genre pictures, which he produced in considerable number. Exhausted by overwork, Subleyras moved to Naples, but returned to Rome at the end of a few months to die.
[Musée du Louvre, Paris - Oil on canvas, 135 x 83 cm]