Greuze, Jean Baptiste

Greuze, Jean Baptiste an eminent French painter, was born at Tournus (Burgundy) in 1726, and studied under Grandon. He went to Paris, and produced his celebrated picture of The Father Explaining the Scriptures to his Children, which at once established his reputation. Many of his works have been engraved by eminent French artists. He died at Paris, March 21, 1805. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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