Jean-Jacques Caffiéri, 1760
terracotta, height 75 cm.
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon,France.

Rameau - Portraits

"to hide art by very art"
"cacher l'art par l'art même"


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Statue in Dijon by Guillaume


Jacques André Joseph Aved,
Musée des Beaux-Arts,
Dijon, France.
(there is a copy at the Opéra de Paris.)


After a drawing by E. Nesle.



Detail of the Apotheosis of Rameau painted on the harpsichord Donzelague of the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Lyon, France.



Rameau's triumph - etching

Rameay by Maurice Quentin-Latour,



The Inspired Poet

Controversial work as regards the model and the author as well. Possibly a portrait of Rameau, even if the Joconde database of the French Museum tell it's "erroneously considered as a portrait of Rameau".

It was successively attributed to Colson, Greuze and Restout.

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon, France.

Saint Aubin,
etching after Caffiéri,
ca. 1764




C.L. Carmontelle,

Jean-Philippe sometimes signed as Jean-Baptiste.
On this work, the year of birth is wrong.

Rameau used to walk in the gardens of the PalaisRoyal.


Etching by Benoist



Rameau & Voltaire
by C. de Tersan


A reading by D'Alembert at Madame Geoffrin's, Musée des Beaux Arts, Rouen, France.

by Ferdinand Bac