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PIERRE CROZAT (1661–1740)

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 520 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PIERRE CROZAT (1661–1740), French art collector, was born at Toulouse, one of a family who were prominent French financiers and collectors. He became treasurer to the king 'in Paris, and gradually acquired a magnificent collection of pictures and objets d'art. Between 1729 and 1742 a finely illustrated work was published in two volumes, known as the Cabinet Crozat, including the finest pictures in French collections. Most of his own treasures descended to his nephews, Louis Francois (d. 1750), Joseph Antoine (d. 1750), and Louis Antoine (d. 1770), and were augmented by them, being dispersed after their deaths; the collection of Louis Antoine Crozat went to St Petersburg.
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