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The two oval landscapes are by Jean Pillement, a French painter and decorator, who worked for Stanisław August on the refurbishment of the Castle interiors in 1765-67. They form part of a series of four overdoors, the earliest purchases of paintings by the monarch crowned in 1764. Both painting are late-rococo with bright and cheerful colours and characteristic staffage. They are of high artistic value and are some of the best landscapes by this painter. They once adorned the Yellow Room, later also the Apartments of Prince Stanisław, the king’s nephew. Today they are displayed in the Green Room which forms part of the King’s private apartments. Stanisław August met a small and intimate group of closest associates and guests there.

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  • Title: Seacoast with Shepherds and Ruins in the Background
  • Creator: Jean Pillement (1728–1808)
  • Date Created: 1765

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