Vernet, Claude Joseph

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Vernet, Claude Joseph Gender: M
born on 14 August 1714 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Avignon, France, 43n57, 4e49
Timezone LMT m4e49 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 20°45' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 02°23 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 14°35'

Claude Joseph Vernet (Portrait by Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, 1778)


French painter, who for twenty years lived in Rome, producing views of seaports, storms, calms, moonlights, and large whales, becoming especially popular with English aristocrats, many of whom were on the Grand Tour.

In 1745, he married an Englishwoman whom he met in the city. In 1753, he was recalled to Paris: there, by royal command, he executed the series of the seaports of France (now in the Louvre and the Musée national de la Marine) by which he is best known. His "The Port of Rochefort" (1763, Musée national de la Marine) is particularly notable: Vernet has attempted to bring the foreground of his work to life through painting a wide array of figures engaging in a variety of activities, endeavouring to convey a sense of the commotion and drama of France's seaports.

He died in Paris on 3 December 1789, aged 75. His son, Antoine Charles Horace Vernet, was also a painter.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • parent->child relationship with Vernet, Carle (born 14 August 1758)


  • Relationship : Marriage 1745
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1763 ("The Port of Rochefort")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites birth record quoted in "Joseph Vernet et la peinture au XVIIIe siècle" by Léon Lagrange (Paris, 1864), p. 452: "2° 1714. 14 août. CLAUDE-JOSEPH VERNET, le peintre de marines. — Claudius Josephus, filius naturalis et legitimus Antonii Vernet et Ma- riae Theresia; Granier conjugum, natus hodie, hora secunda matutina, baptisatus fuit, suscipientibus Claudio Monnier et Ludovica Monier. (Paroisse Saint- Genest, à Avignon.)"


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Seascapes)