Gabriel Blanchard

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Portrait by Hyacinthe Rigaud, c. 1690
Diane protecting Arephuse against the Alphee River, a 1672 painting in the Salon de Diane, one of the Grand appartement du roi in the Palace of Versailles.

Gabriel Blanchard, known as Blanchard Le Neveu, (1630 in Paris, France – 1704) the only son of Jacques Blanchard, was born in Paris in 1630, and studied under his uncle, Jean Baptiste Blanchard. He was, in 1668, elected Academician on the merits of an allegorical painting of the 'Birth of Louis XIV,' now at Versailles; but his most successful work was a picture of 'St. Andrew,' which he painted for the Goldsmiths' Guild. He became keeper of the royal collection, and successively assistant professor, professor, and, in 1699, treasurer of the Academy. He died in 1704. Two of his sons, Nicolas and Philippe Thomas, were likewise painters.


  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Blanchard, Gabriel". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). Vol. I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.