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Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg
Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg 1805–1810

Philip James de Loutherbourg (1740–1812)

National Portrait Gallery, London

(b Strasbourg, 31 Oct. 1740; d Chiswick, Middlesex [now in Greater London], 11 Mar. 1812). French painter, stage designer, and illustrator, active mainly in England. He was the son of an engraver and miniaturist. In 1755 he moved to Paris, where he trained under Carle van Loo and Giovanni Battista Casanova (1728–95) (brother of the famous amorist), a painter of battle, hunting, and equestrian scenes.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)


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