Self Portrait with Family
Château de Versailles
Jean-Marc Nattier was born on 17 March 1685, in Paris, France. He was the son of Marie Courtois and Marc Nattier. He had a brother, Jean-Baptiste Nattier. His parents were painters. Jean-Marc Nattier was taught by his father, Marc Nattier and his godfather, Jean Jouvenet. He also attended the drawing classes of the Academie Royale. In 1700, Jean-Marc Nattier won the Premier Prix de Dessin. From around 1703, he worked at La Galerie du Palais du Luxembourg, in Paris. In 1717, Jean-Marc Nattier painted portraits of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia and Catherine I, Empress of Russia (1684-1727), in Holland. He painted several portraits of Princess Marie Adélaïde de France (1732-1800), and later her younger sister, Princess Victoire de France (1733-1799). In 1748, he painted Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1721-1764), the mistress of Louis XV, King of France and Navarre (1710-1774). In 1749 and 1758, Isabella Maria of Parma (1741-1763). Jean-Marc Nattier died on 7 November 1766.