(bapt. Brussels, 11 Jan. 1632; d Paris, 15 Oct. 1690). Flemish painter and tapestry designer, active mainly in France. He moved to Paris in 1664, became an assistant to Le Brun, and was made one of Louis XIV's court painters, specializing in military scenes. He accompanied the king on his campaigns, and his paintings and designs for Gobelins tapestries are accurate historical documents of the battles they represent.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)