Jean-Baptiste Bertrand

French 🇫🇷 1823 - 1887

Jean-Baptiste Bertrand (1823–1887) was a French painter and lithographer, known for his allegorical and genre scenes. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyon and Paris, exhibiting at the Salon from 1857. Bertrand’s work, including heroic depictions of historical and literary heroines, gained popularity through engravings. His early Nazarene style evolved during his travels in Italy and friendships with notable sculptors in Paris.

Bertrand's move to Paris was suggested by Alphonse Périn and led to significant collaborations, including the decoration of the chapel of the Eucharist in the Paris Church of Notre Dame de Lorette alongside his teacher and friend Victor Orsel.