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