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Related Artists:THORNHILL, Sir James
English painter (b. 1676, Melcombe Regis, d. 1734, Weymouth).
Born: 10 November 1483
Birthplace: Eisleben, Germany
Died: 18 February 1546
Best Known As: German monk who started Protestant Reformation Joseph Ducreux
French painter, pastellist and engraver. He lived in Paris from 1760 and from 1762 kept a list of his works. Among the portraits he completed in his early years were those in pastel of the well-known connoisseurs Pierre-Jean Mariette, the Comte de Caylus and Ange-Laurent de la Live de July (all untraced), which apparently were copies after Maurice-Quentin de La Tour. Ducreux has traditionally been seen as de La Tour favourite pupil, while Jean-Baptiste Greuze is supposed to have initiated him into oil painting. From his age, it can be assumed that by the time Ducreux reached Paris he had already acquired a grounding in his art.