Adrien Manglard was a French painter, draughtsman, and engraver. He was a skilled marine painter, who was able to rapidly advance his career in Rome thanks to his compositional skills, selling paintings to clients such as the Rospigliosi family, Victor Amadeus II, King of Sardinia, and Philip, the Duke of Parma. The latter alone commissioned more than 140 paintings from Manglard.
The son of a modest painter, Manglard was trained in Lyon by his godson Adriaen van der Cabel, a Dutch Golden Age landscapist. In 1734 Manglard was admitted to the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, which he entered as a full member in 1736. In his youth he traveled to Rome, where he spent most of his life. He is said to have trained under Bernardino Fergioni in Italy. Manglard also came into contact with artists in the circle of sculptor Pierre Le Gros the Younger, who commissioned two paintings from him before 1719.
Manglard's best known pupil is arguably Claude-Joseph Vernet, who, upon his arrival in Rome, was welcomed by Manglard into his studio and initiated into seascape painting by him and Fergioni.