Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

Louis (1682–1712), Duc de Bourgogne

Louis (1682–1712), Duc de Bourgogne 1702–1703

Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659–1743) and Joseph Parrocel (1646–1704)

English Heritage, Kenwood

(b Perpignan, 18 July 1659; d Paris, 29 Dec. 1743). French portrait painter, the friend and rival of Largillière. He began his career in Montpellier and settled in Paris in 1681. His reputation was established in 1688 with a portrait (now lost) of Monsieur, Louis XIV's brother, and he became the outstanding court painter of the latter part of Louis's reign, retaining his popularity after the king's death.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

Do you know someone who would love this resource? Tell them about it...