Jean Bardin

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Adoration of the Magi, painting from 1781 at the Palace of Fontainebleau.

Jean Bardin (1732–1809) was a French historical painter.


Bardin was born at Montbard in 1732, he was a pupil of Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée and later studied at Rome. He became a popular artist in France, and was admitted into the Academy in 1779, he was made director of the art school at Orléans in 1788. His subjects are partly historical, partly poetical, and sometimes religious, he was the instructor, in the elements of art, of David and Regnault. He died at Orléans in 1809,[1] his daughter, and pupil, was the painter Ambroise-Marguerite Bardin.[2]


  1. ^ Bryan 1886.
  2. ^ Profile of Ambroise-Marguerite Bardin at the Dictionary of Pastellists Before 1800.


  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Bardin, Jean". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.