MILLET, Francisque
(b. 1642, Antwerpen, d. 1679, Paris)


Jean François Millet, called Francisque, worked in Paris from 1659, painting landscapes in the style of Gaspard Dughet. He was received into the French Academy in Paris in 1763, after having worked in the Low Countries and in England. He can lay claim to being the best interpreter of Nicolas Poussin's classical landscapes, retaining the formality and dignity of his models without loss of subtlety.

Like those of Gaspard Dughet, his pictures are largely attributions on purely stylistic grounds, there being no sure documentation. He had relatives of the same name, and it is not clear what is by him: examples of what is associated with his name are in Birmingham, London, Toledo (Ohio) and York. Three etchings are also now attributed to him.