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Louis de Boullogne

1654 - 1733

Louis de Boullogne (le Jeune) was born in Paris in November 1654, the second son of the painter Louis de Boullogne or Boullongne (l'Ancien). Both he and his elder brother Bon studied at the Academy in Paris, and then in Rome.

Louis le Jeune taught at the Paris Academy from 1692, becoming Director in 1722 and First Painter to the King in 1725. He was involved in many of the most prestigious religious and mythological commissions of his day, especially at Versailles, the Trianon and Les Invalides.