Jacques de Lajoue

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Jacques de Lajoue, a French architectural painter, was born in 1687. He became a member of the Academy in 1721, and is noticed for a 'Perspective' which he executed in 1732 at the Library of St. Geneviève. He also designed the title-page to the works of Wouwerman. Etchings have been made after him by Cochin, Tardieu, and others. He died in Paris in 1761.

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Design for an Ornamental Decoration (1740–60), pen and black ink, brush and gray wash on paper by Jacques de Lajoüe (Cooper–Hewitt, National Design Museum)


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