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.
by Isaac Beckett, after Nicolas de Largillière