(b Paris, ?Nov 1686; d Paris, 12 April 1761). French painter, draughtsman and designer. As well as easel pictures, Lajoüe also painted decorative canvases for insertion in panelling, screens and firescreens, designed banners, picture frames, harpsichord cases and the decorative painted components of carriages (e.g. that for the Prince de Tonnay-Charante; drawings 1729-30; Stockholm, Nmus.)
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.