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LAFOSSE, Charles de (1636 - 1716), Painter, fresco artist, designer, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LAFOSSE, Charles de (1636 - 1716), Painter, fresco artist, designer, draughtsman

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French, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 15 June 1636, in Paris; died 13 December 1716, in Paris.

Painter, fresco artist, designer, draughtsman. History painting, religious subjects, mythological subjects.

Charles de Lafosse, along with C. Le Brun, Mignard and Jouvenet, occupies an important position among the decorative painters of the 17th century. He was the son of a silver- and goldsmith, and was

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