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Joseph Parrocel

1646 - 1704

Parrocel was born in the south of France into a family of painters; he trained partly in Rome under the battle painter, Jacques Courtois. In 1675 he settled in Paris, where he achieved fame as a painter of battles and became a member of the Academy in the following year. His commissions included work for Versailles, Marly, the Hôtel de Soubise and Notre-Dame, Paris.