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LE METTAIS, Pierre Joseph, or Pierre Charles (1726 - 1759), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LE METTAIS, Pierre Joseph, or Pierre Charles (1726 - 1759), Painter

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1726, in Fécamp, baptised 28 February 1728; died 29 March 1759, in Paris.

Painter. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, seascapes.

[not available online]Pierre Joseph Le Mettais trained under François Boucher, and in 1748 won the Grand Prix for painting. From 1749 to 1753 he studied at the Académie de France in Rome where he was strongly influenced by Jean-François de Troy, the

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