Isabey, Jean Baptiste

BORN 11 Apr 1767, Paris - DIED 18 Apr 1855, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 20, ligne 07, T, 20)

Pupil of David. He was specialised in miniatures. In 1792 he painted the portraits of the most important members of the french government. He was a friend of the Bonapartes and made a drawing of Napoleon on the terrace of Malmaison, without Napoleon having to pose for it. Napoleon created him ceremonial painter and cabinet painter. Under Charles X he became royal painter and Louis-Phillipe made him Honourable Conservator of the Museum.

Related persons
• worked for Charles X, King of France
• was pupil of David, Jacques-Louis
• was painted by Gérard, François
• was a friend of Napoleon I Bonaparte


The grave of Jean-Baptiste Isabey at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (19 Nov 2006)


• Adler, Josef, Handbuch der Grabstätten, 2. Band, Die Grabstätte der Europäer, Deutsches Kunstverlag, München, 1986
• Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des Cimetières en France, Le Cherche Midi Éditeur, Paris, 1994
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909

Ismay, Bruce

Published: 01 Jan 2006
Last update: 26 Jan 2022