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Jean Valette-Falgores, called Penot (Montauban 1710-after 1777)
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Jean Valette-Falgores, called Penot (Montauban 1710-after 1777)

Peaches and plums in white porcelain bowls, with a sheaf of corn on a wooden table

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Jean Valette-Falgores, called Penot (Montauban 1710-after 1777)
Peaches and plums in white porcelain bowls, with a sheaf of corn on a wooden table
signed and dated 'J. Valette Pénot, fecit. 1772.' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas, unlined
14½ x 17½ in. (36.8 x 44.3 cm.)
in an 18th Century Maratta frame
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Born in Montauban, the artist spent periods of study in Toulouse and Rome, where he admired works by the Bassano family, and later travelled to Savoie and on to Paris, where he was inspired by the paintings of Boucher, Watteau and Oudry. While in Paris Penot became friends with Jean le Rond d'Alembert and Voltaire. Having spent time in tapestry workshops thoughout his career, Penot later imported to the industry to his native city of Montauban.

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