Basseporte, Madaleine Francoise

Basseporte, Madaleine Francoise, a French painter, was born in Paris, Sept. 5, 1700, and studied under the famous Robert. In 1732 she succeeded Obriette as painter of natural history in the Royal Gardens, with a salary of one hundred pistoles a year. Her chief works are, The Mdrtyrdom of St. Fidelio de Sigmaringa, after Robert: — Diana and Endymnion, after a design of Sebastiano Conca. She died about 1780. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale. s.v.

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