TROY, François de
(b. 1645, Toulouse, d. 1730, Paris)

Portrait of Jean de Jullienne

Oil on canvas
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes

Portraiture flourished in France during the 18th century. Two artists whose work is transitional make the opening of this period: Hyacinthe Rigaud and Nicolas Largillierre. In addition to these two outstanding portrait painters a few names worth mentioning, among them François de Troy, the father of Jean-François de Troy.