See also:born at
See also:Paris in 1679 . He received his first lessons from his
See also:father, himself a skilful portrait painter, who afterwards sent his son to Italy . There his amusements occupied him fully as much as his studies; but his ability was such that on his return he was at once made an official of the Academy, and obtained a large number of orders for the decoration of public and private buildings, executing at the same
See also:time a quantity of easel pictures of very unequal merit . Amongst the most considerable of his
See also:works are
See also:thirty-six compositions painted for the hotel of De Live (1729), and a series of the
See also:story of
See also:Esther, designed for the Gobelins whilst De Troy was director of the school of France at Rome (1738–1751)—a
See also:post which he resigned in a
See also:fit of irritation at
See also:court neglect . He did not expect to be taken at his word, and was about to return to France when he died on the 24th of
See also:January 1752 . The
See also:painting (Louvre) of the " First
See also:Chapter of the
See also:Order of the
See also:Holy Ghost held by
See also:Henry IV.," in the
See also:church of the Grands Augustins, is one of his most
See also:complete performances, and his dramatic composition, the " Plague at
See also:Marseilles," is widely known through the excellent
See also:engraving of Thomassin . The Cochins, father and son, Fessard, Galimard, Bauvarlet, Herisset, and the painters Boucher and Parrocel, have engraved and etched the works of De Troy .
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