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DESPORTES, Nicolas (1718 - 1787), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
DESPORTES, Nicolas (1718 - 1787), Painter

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 17 July 1718, in Busancy (Ardennes); died 26 September 1787, in Paris.

Painter. Animals, still-lifes.

A student and nephew of F. Desportes and Rigaud, Nicolas Desportes made his debut at the Paris Salon in 1775 and became a member of the Académie on 30 July 1757.

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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