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LEPRINCE, Jean Baptiste (1734 - 1781), Painter, draughtsman, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LEPRINCE, Jean Baptiste (1734 - 1781), Painter, draughtsman, engraver

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 17 September 1734, in Metz; died 30 September 1781, in St-Denis-du-Port, near Lagny.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes with figures.

Born in Metz to a large family, Jean Baptiste Leprince studied painting first in Metz and later in Paris. In about 1750 he secured the patronage of the Maréchal de Belle-Isle, governor of Metz, who

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