French, 18th – 19th century, male.
Born 1767, in Chambéry (Savoy); died 1855, of cholera.
Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, engraver, lithographer. Historical subjects, religious subjects, costume studies.
Jean-Baptiste Peytavin interrupted his artistic studies in Chambéry to go to Turin to study law. When he returned to Chambéry he became a prosecutor but found time to resume his painting, studying with P.-A. Hennequin and Louis David at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Through David he was introduced to the Tuileries where he gave lessons in painting to members of Napoleon's entourage. He showed work at the Salon between ...