Boullongne, Louis Jr

Boullongne, Louis Jr., son of the preceding, an eminent French painter, was born in Paris in 1657. He studied under his father, and gained the first prize in the Academy in 1675, which enabled him to prosecute his studies in Rome. In 1680 he returned to Paris, and was elected a royal academician. He was employed te paint for the churches of Notre Dame and St. Augustine; in the former there are two of his best pictures, The Purification and the Flight into Egypt. The following are some of his principal plates: The Holy Family; The Holy Family, with St. John; The Dead Christ, with the Marys and Disciples; The Roman Charity. He died in Paris, Nov. 2, 1733. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gen., s.v.

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