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(b Rouen, 1 May 1644; d Paris, 5 Apr. 1717). French painter, the outstanding member of a family of artists from Rouen. He moved to Paris in 1661 and became one of Le Brun's assistants. His early works, including decorations for the Salon de Mars at Versailles (1671–4), were usually imitative of his master's flamboyant style, although he was also influenced by the more intimate art of Eustache Le Sueur (St Bruno in Prayer, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm).

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