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BOILLY, Louis-Léopold (1761 - 1845), Painter, watercolourist, miniaturist, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BOILLY, Louis-Léopold (1761 - 1845), Painter, watercolourist, miniaturist, engraver

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 5 July 1761, in La Bassée, near Lille; died 4 January 1845, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, miniaturist, engraver, lithographer, draughtsman. Genre scenes, portraits, landscapes, urban landscapes.

[not available online]Louis-Léopold Boilly's only teacher was his father, Arnould Joviste Polycarpe Boilly, a wood-carver from La Bassée, who wanted to make him a painter and decorator. Louis

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