Jean-Baptiste Jacques Augustin (August 15, 1759 – April 13, 1832) was a French miniature painter.
Augustin was born in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges and died in Paris. He first had some lessons from Jean-Baptiste Claudot and Jean Girardet in Nancy. After a few months in Dijon in 1780 he arrived in Paris in 1781 where he soon earned fame.
During the French Revolution days he travelled to Brittany, Switzerland and Germany
Back in Paris in 1800 he married one of his pupils, Pauline Ducruet. She was 22 years younger than he and herself a painter in a similar style.
In 1806 Jacques Augustin was appointed official painter to the court. Later on (1814) he became painter to the king.
He died of cholera in Paris in 1832 and was buried at Père Lachaise Cemetery.
Famous people painted by Augustin
Bacchante (ivory miniature of 1799)
Napoleon I and his family
Louis XVIII, king of France
Louis-Philippe d'Orléans, duke of Orléans (1773–1850)
Marquise de Ségonzac
Madame Récamier (1777–1849)
Madame Van Hée born Dewinck, wife of the banker
Charles Antoine Callamard (1776–1821) Paris, Louvre
Louis Hector Chalot de Saint-Marc, bishop
Charles-Ferdinand, duke of Berry (1778–1820)
Antoine Denis Chaudet (1763–1810), sculptor
Madame de Kercado
Louis Joseph Auguste Coutan (1779–1830)
Marie Joseph Georges Rousse, the former president of the Chambre des notaires de Paris
Anne de Dorat, countess Coiffier de Moret
Anne Josephe Theroigne de Mericourt (1762–1817), a French Revolution pasionaria
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Fleuriot de Langle et Schlumberger, "Les miniatures de Jacques Augustin", Connaissance des Arts, n° 69, November 1957
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J. L. Propert, History of Miniature Art, London, 1887.
Albert Ronsin (sous la direction de), Les Vosgiens célèbres. Dictionnaire biographique illustré, Vagney (88120), Éditions Gérard Louis, 1990, 394 p.
H. Roujon, "La Miniature", Illustration, Christmas 1912
Gaston Save, "Jacques Augustin", Bulletin de la Société philomatique vosgienne, t. VI, p. 91-102,120 ; t. VII, p. 103-111 ; t. IX, p. 253 ; t. XXII, p. 366-371.
G. C. Williamson, History of Portrait Miniatures, 1904.
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