COYPEL, Noel-Nicolas
(b. 1690, Paris, d. 1734, Paris)

Madame de Bourbon-Conti

Oil on canvas, 138 x 107 cm
Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota

Noel-Nicolas Coypel belonged to a French family of painters of which Noel (1628-1707) was the head. Noel-Nicolas painted mainly mythological subjects, but he seems to have had a rather timid personality and did not achieve the worldly success of the other members of the family. Indeed, he was the best painter of the family, but is the least famous. Chardin was briefly his assistant.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 6 minutes):
François Couperin: Pieces de clavicen (excerpts)