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 Francois de Troy  (1645 - 1730)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: portrait painting, engraving

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BIOGRAPHY for Francois de Troy
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1645 (Toulouse, France)
 
Death
1730 (Paris, France)

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France

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François de Troy (1645 – 21 November 1730) was a French painter and engraver who became principal painter to King James II in exile at Saint-Germain-en-Laye and Director of the Académie Royale de peinture et de sculpture.

One of a family of artists, Troy was born in Toulouse, the son of Nicolas de Troy (1608 - 15 September 1684), a painter in that city, and was the brother of Jean de Troy (4 April 1638 - 25 June 1691) Troy was taught the basic skills of painting by his father, and perhaps (showing 500 of 4115 characters).



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