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Pierre-Jacques Volaire (artist)



French painter Pierre-Jacques Volaire was a French artist who made a career in Italy as a souvenir artist. He created paintings for english travelers on the Grand Tour. Volaire painted more than thirty scenes of Mt. Vesuvius, a popular natural attraction on the continent because it erupted periodically.

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Pierre-Jacques Volaire (1729 – 1790s), was a French painter. He was born in Toulon as the son of the official city painter and writer., and became the pupil of Claude Joseph Vernet. He was his assistant for eight years and known for landscapes and marines. He died in Naples.