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Jacques-Henry-Alexandre Pernet

circa 1763 Paris

Little is known about the life and work of Jacques-Henry-Alexandre Pernet, a vedutist and painter of ruins. Born the son of a perfumer in Paris around 1763, Pernet studied under the architectural painter, Pierre Antoine de Machy (1723–1807) and was listed among the pupils of the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture in 1783. The only documentary evidence of his artistic activity, apart from his participation in the Salon de la Correspondance in Paris, is the existence of a few works dating to between 1784 and 1789.