Francois Desportes Locations
French painter. He is best known for his hunting scenes and paintings of animals. Desportes, who began as a portrait painter, was among the first to paint landscapes from nature; for that practice he was held to be eccentric. His works are in the tradition of careful realism of Flemish still-life paintings. The Louvre and the Wallace Collection, London, have examples of his work.
ID: 20648 Portrait of the Artist in Hunting Dress (mk05) Canvas 77 1/2 x 64 1/4''(197 x 163 cm)Reception picture at the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture 1699 Collection of the Academie Royale