Jean-Victor Schnetz

Charlemagne at Alcuin, painted 1830, at the Louvre

Jean-Victor Schnetz (April 14, 1787 in Versailles March 15, 1870 in Paris) was a French academic painter well regarded for his historical and genre paintings.


Schnez studied in Paris under Jacques-Louis David. His works can be found at the Louvre Museum and the Petit Palais in Paris, the Château de Versailles in Versailles, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, and the Museum of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

In 1837 Schnetz was elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts, and he was twice the Director of the French Academy in Rome, from 1841 to 1846 then again in 1853-1866.

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