French painter, wasEnd of Article: GABRIEL FRANCOIS DOYEN (1726-1806)
See also:born at
See also:Paris in 1726 . His passion for
See also:art prevailed over his
See also:father's wish, and he became in his twelfth
See also:year a
See also:pupil of
See also:Vanloo . Making rapid progress, he obtained at twenty the
See also:Grand Prix, and in 1748 set out for Rome . He studied the
See also:works of Annibale
See also:Cortona, Giulio Romano and Michelangelo, then visited Naples, Venice, Bologna and other
See also:Italian cities, and in 1755 returned to Paris . At first unappreciated and disparaged, he resolved by one grand effort to conquer a reputation, and in 1758 he exhibited his "
See also:Death of Virginia." It was completely successful, and procured him
See also:admission to the Academy . Among his greatest works are reckoned the " Miracle
See also:des Ardents," painted for the
See also:church of St Genevieve at St Roch (1773) ; the"
See also:Triumph of
See also:Thetis," for the
See also:chapel of the Invalides; and the " Death of St
See also:Louis," for the chapel of the Military School . In 1776 he was appointed
See also:professor at the Academy of
See also:Painting . Soon after the beginning of the Revolution he accepted the invitation of Catherine II. and settled at St
See also:Petersburg, where he was loaded with honours and rewards . He died thereon the 5th of
See also:June ,8o6 .
DOXOLOGY (Gr. 3oi oXoyia, a praising, giving glory)...
JOHN ANDREW DOYLE (1844-1907)
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