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Alexander-Francois Desportes

 (1661 - 1743)
Alexander-Francois Desportes was active/lived in France.  AlexanderFrancois Desportes is known for still-life paintngs.

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Alexander-Francois Desportes painted the Déjeuner maigre ('The Fish Repast') in 1739, he had been the leading court painter in France of animals, hunts and opulent tabletop still lifes for almost forty years.  Received into the Académie Royale in 1699 as an animalier, he quickly became a favorite painter to Louis XIV and Louis XV, admired and depended upon for his diverse abilities and technical proficiency.  Within a few years, his many hunt scenes, trompe-l'oeil trophies, portraits of the king's hounds and studies of the exotic animals in the Ménagerie, were decorating the walls of the royal châteaux of Versailles, Marly, Meudon and Fontaine   ...  Displaying 750 of 6481 characters.

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STILL LIFE OF PLUMS IN A BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN BOWL TOGETHER WITH PEACHES,A PARTRIDGE AND A WOODCOCK AND A HANGING MALLARD, ALL ON A STONE LEDGE WITH A RED AND GOLD BROCADE HANGING TO THE LEFT
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An extensive landscape with a pointer flushing a pheasant by a thistle; and An extensive river landscape flushing an ornamental pheasant and a quail
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