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LESTIN, Jacques de (1597 - 1661), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LESTIN, Jacques de (1597 - 1661), Painter

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1597, in Troyes; died 1661, in Troyes.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Confusion has reigned until recently concerning Jacques de Lestin's identity, due to the existence of a contemporaneous Trojan painter, Nicolas Ninet, and the contraction of both artists' names to the form Jacques Ninet de Lestin, Létin or Lettin. In 1636, a Jean-Baptiste Lestain, possibly identical with Jacques de Lestin, painted

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