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Nicolas de Largillière

(1656-1746), Painter and Draughtsman

Sitter associated with 3 portraits
Artist associated with 43 portraits
French-born and Antwerp-trained, Largillière was in London between 1665 and 1667, and again from 1675 until 1679, when he worked for Sir Peter Lely and Antonio Verrio. Possibly discouraged by widespread anti-Roman Catholic sentiment in England, Largillière left to work in Paris, but returned to England briefly in 1686–7 when he painted the portraits of King James II and his Queen, Mary of Modena.

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Nicolas de Largillière; his wife and two children, by Isaac Beckett, published by  John Smith, after  Nicolas de Largillière - NPG D30418

Nicolas de Largillière; his wife and two children

by Isaac Beckett, published by John Smith, after Nicolas de Largillière
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D30418

Nicolas de Largillière; his wife and two children, by Isaac Beckett, published by  John Smith, after  Nicolas de Largillière - NPG D11557

Nicolas de Largillière; his wife and two children

by Isaac Beckett, published by John Smith, after Nicolas de Largillière
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D11557

Nicolas de Largillière; his wife and his son and daughter, by Isaac Beckett, after  Nicolas de Largillière - NPG D13683

Nicolas de Largillière; his wife and his son and daughter

by Isaac Beckett, after Nicolas de Largillière
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D13683

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