Deshays, Jean Baptiste
Deshays, Jean Baptiste (called Le Romain), an eminent French painter, was born at Rouen in 1729, and studied under Colin de Vermont and Restout. In 1751 he drew the grand prize of the Academy. He went to Rome and remained three years, and on his return was admitted to the Royal Academy, in 1758. Among his chief productions are The Martyrdom of St. Andrew, and The Death of St. Benedict. He died at Paris, February 10, 1765. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.