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LATOUR, Maurice Quentin de (1704 - 1788), Painter, pastellist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LATOUR, Maurice Quentin de (1704 - 1788), Painter, pastellist

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 5 September 1704, in St-Quentin (Picardy); died 17 February 1788, in St-Quentin.

Painter, pastellist. Portraits.

Maurice Quentin de Latour would not have been a painter at all if his father, a parish cantor, had had his way. However, when scarcely 15 years old Maurice Quentin went to Paris on foot and, after a few false starts, entered the studio of

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