Jean-Hilaire Belloc

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Jean-Hilaire Belloc (27 November 1786, Nantes - 9 December 1866, Paris) was a French painter.

Life[edit]

He was a student in the studio of Antoine Gros then of Jean-Baptiste Regnault. He won a medal at the 1810 Paris Salon for his Death of Gaul, friend of Ossian.[1]

He was professor of drawing at the l'École-de-Médecine. He was made a Chevalier of the légion d'honneur in 1864. A bust of him was placed in the cimetière du Père Lachaise in November 2006.[2]

Family[edit]

On 2 June 1821 he married the writer Louise Swanton, who was also a translator of English poetry into French. Their grandchildren include the writers Marie Belloc Lowndes and Joseph Hilaire Belloc.

Works[edit]

Arthur Dillon, by Jean-Hilaire Belloc
  • Death of Gaul, friend of Ossian, 1810
  • The Flight into Egypt, 1812
  • The Resting of the Holy Family, 1831
  • Madame Belloc, His Daughter and the Painter, 1831 (Louvre)
  • Portrait of Arthur Dillon, 1834 (museum of Versailles), right
  • Death of Saint Louis, 1838
  • Portrait of a lady in a chapeau-cloche, (Musée Magnin Dijon)[3]

Notes & Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Dictionnaire Nouveau Larousse illustré, tome deuxième claude augé
  2. ^ site Association des Amis et Passionnés du Père-Lachaise
  3. ^ Ministère de la culture - base Joconde