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Largillière Nicolas de
(1656—1746)

Largillière Nicolas de(1656—1746)

Nicolas de Largilliere was born in Antwerp and then was employed as Sir Peter Lely’s assistant in England where he painted draperies and still-lifes. His style developed the influence of Anthony van Dyck. He moved to Paris in 1682 and joined the Academie Royale in 1686 and eventually became its director. Largilliere was a prolific portrait painter to the bourgeoisie. In addition, he painted group commemorative portraits, landscapes, still-lifes, and religious works.


Guinea, 2012, Voltaire, Château d'Ussé

Monaco, 1994, Three Portraits of Voltaire

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