Fosse, Charles De La

Fosse, Charles De La an eminent French painter, was born at Paris in 1640, studied under Charles le Brun, and having gained the prize of the academy, was sent to Italy with the royal pension. On his return to Paris he was immediately taken into the service of Louis XIV, and painted four fine pictures for the apartments of the Tuileries. His next work was a fresco painting in. the chapel of St. Eustache, representing Adam and Eve, and the Marriage of the Virgin. 1693 he was elected a royal academician. The following are some of his best paintings at Versailles: The Sacrifice of Iphigenia; The Infant Moses Saved from the Nile; The Resurrection; The Nativity; The Adoration of the Magi. He died at Paris in 1716. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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