Antoine Roux

Ange-Joseph Antoine Roux, "Antoine Roux" (1765–1835) was a French fine art painter who specialised in maritime painting, sometimes referred to as marine art.

Antoine Roux
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Antoine Roux, Jean-Baptiste du Havre in Marseille harbour, watercolor, Marseille Naval Museum
Ange-Joseph Antoine Roux

Died1835 (aged 69–70)
Marseille, France
Known forPainting, drawing
MovementMarine art


Roux came from a family of artists and primarily worked in Marseille. Early in life he was apprenticed to his father, Joseph Roux (1752–93), a hydrographer as well as an artist in his own right, spending his leisure hours painting and drawing.[1][2] Antoine died of cholera in Marseille in 1835.[3]

All Antoine's four children followed in his artistic footsteps, with his three sons becoming known for their painting as well: Mathieu-Antoine Roux (1799-1872); François Joseph Frédéric Roux (1805–1870), 'Frédéric', was apprenticed to Horace Vernet; and the third, François Geoffroy Roux (1811–1882), 'François', was appointed in 1876 as an official Peintre de la Marine.[1][3][4]

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Notes and referencesEdit


  1. ^ a b The Sketchbooks of Antoine Roux Archived 2011-09-28 at the Wayback Machine, Peabody Essex Museum, 2006.
  2. ^ French galley at Marseilles (PAG9744)[dead link], National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
  3. ^ a b Meissonnier, p.10
  4. ^ Cordingly, David, Ships and Seascapes: An Introduction to Maritime Prints, Drawings and Watercolours, Philip Wilson, 2003, p. 155. ISBN 978-0-85667-484-6.
  5. ^ Toll, Ian W., Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy, Frontispiece, 2006. ISBN 978-0-393-33032-8.


  • Bres, Louis, A Dynasty of Marine Painters: Antoine Roux and his Sons in Johnson, Alfred, (Transl.), Ships and Shipping: A Collection of Pictures Including Many American Vessels Painted by Antoine Roux and His Sons, Marine Research Society, Pub. Num. 9, Salem MA, 1925.
  • Marine Painters of Marseille, Including a Catalogue of the Roux Family Paintings, Peabody Museum, Salem MA, 1978. 73 p., 141 illus., 12 in color.
  • Jean Meissonnier, Voiliers de l'Époque romantique, Edita Lausanne, 1991, ISBN 2-88001-273-2

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