Jacques Charlier

(1706 - 1790)
A miniaturist, of portraits, erotic mythological and genre scenes, Charlier was born in 1706 in the Champagne (east of Paris) of a poor family. His work strongly suggests that he studied with Boucher, many of whose paintings he copied, but his early career is undocumented. He is first mentioned as a painter of portrait miniatures in the 1740s and 1...
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