Louis Joseph Watteau
Watteau was born in Valenciennes. His father Noël Joseph Watteau (1689-1756) was brother to Jean-Antoine Watteau, the painter of fêtes galantes, and he was himself father to the painter François Watteau.
He played a decisive role in the foundation of what would become the musée lillois des Beaux-Arts, opened in 1803, by producing the first ever inventory of paintings confiscated by the state during the French Revolution.
He died in Lille, aged 67.
- La Jolie colombe, oil on wood, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes
- La 14ème expérience aérostatique de M. Blanchard, oil on canvas, Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse, Lille
- Le Bombardement de Lille, oil on canvas, Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse, Lille
- Le retour des Aéronautes Blanchard et Lépinard, oil on canvas, Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse, Lille
- Mabille de Poncheville.
- Claude-Gérard Marcus.
- Gaëtane Maës, Les Watteau de Lille, Paris, 1998.
- Louis Joseph Watteau on Artcyclopedia