Antoine Pesne (May 29, 1683 - August 5, 1757) was a Paris-born artist who was a court painter for Prussia and became one of the fathers of rococo painting From 1704 to 1710, he received a stipend to receive advanced training at the Académie Royale in Italy. As the director of the Berlin Academy of the Arts, he became famous for his portraits of the Prussian royal family and their household. He died in Berlin in 1757.
A portion of his oil on canvas 1739 portrait "Frederick the Great as Crown Prince" as a twenty-seven-year-old prince by was used as the cover artwork for the game The Campaigns of Frederick the Great. He politely foreshortened the prince's nose for this portrait.