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Coypel, Noël

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI:
Coypel, Noël

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French, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 25 December 1628, in Paris; died 24 December 1707, in Paris.

Painter. History painting, religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Noël Coypel initially studied with Poussin before becoming a pupil of Le Sueur. In 1655 he finished the decorations for the royal apartments in the Louvre, a task which was begun by Le Sueur. He was enormously popular at that time. He was commissioned to provide paintings for the apartments of Jules Mazarin, First Minister of France, and to decorate the study of Louis XIV in the Tuileries. He was admitted to the Académie de Peinture in 1663 with a painting entitled ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Religious Art ; Christian Art ; 18th-Century Art

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