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

Portrait of Jean de Jullienne

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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 painter a few names worth mentioning, among them François de Troy, the father of Jean-François de Troy.