Autre Vue Particuliere de Paris Prise du Milieu du Pont Neuf Regardant vers le Pont Royal
Bridge with people in front of waterway; buildings lining both sides of river.
Jean Francois Rigaud was a French painter most renowned for doing portraits, but made most of his wealth from commissioned decorative painting for the town of Tulin, France, and from painting house-portraits for members of nobility. He is highly noted for his series of naval heroes that includes a portrait of Lord Nelson. According to the Dictionary of National Biography, "[h]is portraits tend to be strongly characterized and boldly conceived, even occasionally eccentric".