Parrocel was born in the south of France into a family of painters; he trained partly in Rome under the battle painter, Jacques Courtois. In 1675 he settled in Paris, where he achieved fame as a painter of battles and became a member of the Academy in the following year. His commissions included work for Versailles, Marly, the Hôtel de Soubise and Notre-Dame, Paris.
1646 - 1704
Paintings by Joseph Parrocel
The terrified boar is surrounded on all sides by riders on horseback and men on foot with spears. This moment has been chosen for dramatic effect: the boar is trapped and about to be killed. The rearing horses and snarling dogs add to the intensity of the action. Forced into a narrow space, anima...
Elegant couples rest after the hunt in an idyllic sunlit landscape, reflecting the traditional association of hunting and courtship. The gushing fountain, the woman holding flowers and the flirtation between the man holding a falcon and his companion add to the light-hearted romantic atmosphere....
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