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Coypel, Antoine, 1661-1722


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    • Coypel, M. (Antoine), 1661-1722
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    • found: His Discours prononcez dans les conférences de l'Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture, 1721:t.p. (M. Coypel)
    • found: Bibl. nat.(hdg.: Coypel, Antoine)
    • found: Nouv. biog. gen.(Coypel, Antoine; 1661-1722; artist, dir. of the Academie in 1714, 1st painter to the King in 1716)
    • found: BnF, 24 April 2017:Coypel, Antoine (authorized access point: Coypel, Antoine (1661-1722); France; language: French; sex: masculine; birth: 1661-04-11, Paris; death: 1722-01-07, Paris; history painter and engraver; named premier peintre du roi in 1716; in 1710, named directeur des dessins et des tableaux du Cabinet du Roi; received in Académie in 1681; son of Coypel, Noël (1628-1707), father of: Coypel, Charles-Antoine (1694-1752), both painters and engravers; ISNI 0000 0000 8122 5586; record number: FRBNF12121814) - http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb121218145
    • found: Grove art online, 24 April 2017:Coypel (2) (Antoine Coypel; b Paris, 12 April 1661; d Paris, 7 Jan 1722; son of Noël Coypel; studied at the Collège d'Harcourt and then trained in his father's studio and at the Académie Royale; partly educated in Italy; in 1681, received as a member of the Académie Royale; in 1684 he was made an assistant professor at the Académie; in 1685 he was awarded the title of Peintre Ordinaire by Monsieur (Philippe I, Duc d'Orléans), the King's brother; in 1695 Antoine was appointed draughtsman to the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres; private and official commissions; became Director of the Académie Royale in 1714 and Premier Peintre du Roi the following year; paintings, drawings, small output of original engravings)
    • found: Grove art online, 24 April 2017:Coypel (1) (Noël Coypel; b Paris, 25 Dec 1628; d Paris, 24 Dec 1707; he trained with an unknown painter in Orléans and in the studio of Noël Quillerier (1594-1669) in Paris; from the age of 18 until 1666, Coypel collaborated with Charles Errard le fils; in 1663, was approved as a history painter by the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture; in 1664, was promoted to the rank of professor; worked on the decoration of the Tuileries palace in Paris; received commissions for the château de Versailles, which he executed in Rome, where he held the post of Director of the Académie de France, 1672-1674; returned to Paris in 1674; Rector of the Académie Royale from 1690 and its director from 1695 to 1699)
    • found: Grove art online, 24 April 2017:Coypel (4) (Charles-Antoine Coypel; born Paris, 11 July 1694; died Paris, 14 June 1752; son of Antoine Coypel; his father remained a decisive influence on Charles-Antoine's painting and theory throughout his life; became a member of the Académie Royale in 1715; artistic career was extremely successful; in 1722 he inherited from his father the position of painter to Philippe II, Duc d'Orléans, and he later became the favourite painter of Louis XV's queen, Maria Leczinska; appointment in 1747 as Premier Peintre du Roi; played a major role in the foundation of a special school for young artists, the École des élèves protégés; history paintings, tapestry cartoons, portraits, genre scenes; writings on art theory; also embarked on a career in 1718 as a dramatist, but though he wrote numerous plays in the 1720s, few were performed; he abandoned the theatre)
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    • [Not to be confused with his son: Coypel, Charles-Antoine, 1694-1752 (n85295189)]
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    • 1987-06-19: new
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