He was born (and died) in Paris; he trained in Antwerp and from about 1674 was for some years an assistant to Peter Lely in England. He became a member of the French Academy in 1686 and was later Director; he is recorded as an early admirer of Chardin. He specialised in portraits, mostly of the professional classes.
Nicolas de Largillierre
1656 - 1746
Paintings by Nicolas de Largillierre
An opulently dressed man with glossy clean-shaven skin and clear blue eyes gazes directly at us with a slight smile on his lips. He wears a rose-gold coloured jacket with exotic gold tassels, covered with a gorgeous teal silk-velvet cloak lined with embroidered gold silk damask. His soft velvet c...
This lady was once believed to be Charlotte Amelia, Princess Rákóczi (1679–1722), but it is more likely that she is Mme de Souscarrière, wife of Jean-Baptiste Bosc, chevalier seigneur de Souscarrière.Her opulent clothes, the peacock-feather fan and the corsage of carnations all appear in other po...
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