Lagrenee, Louis Jean Francois

Lagrenee, Louis Jean Francois an eminent French painter, was born at Paris, December 30, 1724, and studied under Charles Vanloo. He gained the grand prize of the French Academy for his picture of Joseph Explaining the Dreams, and at the age of twenty visited England, and was employed by Antonio Verrio upon the large picture of St. Bartholomew's Hospital. He was also unanimously chosen by the commissioners to paint the cupola of St. Paul's. He died in Paris, June 17, 1801. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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