Nicolas-Guy Brenet (1 July 1728 â€” 21 February 1792) was a French history painter. Brenet was born and died in Paris. He studied in the atelier of FranÃ§ois Boucher, but abandoned his master's rococo manner in the 1760s, to paint in a conscious revival of the academic classicism of Nicolas Poussin. His cycle of religious paintings for Montmerle Chart...
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