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DESPORTES, Alexandre François (1661 - 1743), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
DESPORTES, Alexandre François (1661 - 1743), Painter

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French, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active also active in Poland and in England.

Born 1661, in Champigneulle (Champagne); died 20 April 1743, in Paris.

Painter. Portraits, hunting scenes, dogs, still-lifes (including flowers, fruit, musical instruments).

[not available online]Alexandre François Desportes' precocious talent is said to have become manifest at the age of 12, during an illness that began shortly after he arrived at his uncle's

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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