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Jean-Pierre Saint-Ours

The Reunion of Cupid and Psyche Print by Jean-Pierre Saint-Ours

The Reunion of Cupid and Psyche

Caius Furius Cressinus Accused of Sorcery Print by Jean-Pierre Saint-Ours

Caius Furius Cressinus Accused of Sorcery


Standing female nude with mirror

Portrait of a young woman

Jean-Pierre Saint-Ours (4 April 1752 – 6 April 1809) was a Swiss painter. Jean-Pierre was born in Geneva, Switzerland. He began studying with his father Jacques (1708–1773) who was himself a renowned painter. He continued his studies in Paris, in 1769, with Joseph-Marie Vien. In 1780, he obtained the Prix de Rome, but was denied a place at the French Academy in Rome, because of nationality issues and he began the journey at his own expense. In 1792, Saint-Ours was forced to return to his homeland due to the events of Revolution.

On 6 April 1809 he died in Geneva. His works may be seen in several museums, including the Louvre, in Paris, and the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire of Geneva.


(German) Koller, Mylène, Zur Genfer Historienmalerei von Jean-Pierre Saint-Ours (1752-1809), Bern ; New York : Lang, 1995. OCLC 35143635
(French) Herdt, Anne de, Saint-Ours et la Révolution, Genève : Musée d'art et d'histoire, 1989. OCLC 81886207
Saint-Ours, Jean-Pierre in the SIKART dictionary and database

"SAINT-OURS Jean Pierre" in the Joconde Database


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