(b. Jan. 22, 1690, Paris, Fr.--d. Sept. 14, 1743, Paris), French
genre painter whose brilliant depictions of fêtes galantes, or scenes
of courtly amusements taking place in Arcadian settings, reflected the
society of his time.
[Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1994]
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