Nicolas de Largillière

Provost and Municipal Magistrates of Paris, Nicolas de Largillière, 1689. Image: Web Gallery of Art.

Nicolas de Largillière, French Baroque painter famous for his portraits, was born on this day the 10th of October, 1656, in Paris, France. Largillière painted many important figures of his day, including famous wit and philosopher Voltaire, and diamond merchant, Jean-Baptiste Tavernier.

Here is a lovely video with images by Largillière and music by Marin Marais:






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