Jean-Hilaire Belloc

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


Belloc 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]


On 2 June 1821 he married Louise Swanton, an accomplished writer and translator of English literature into French. Their son, Louis, would later marry Bessie Rayner Parkes, a prominent English feminist who remained a close personal friend of Swanton's long after the premature death of her husband. Louis Belloc and Parkes had two children who became writers: Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes and Hilaire Belloc.[3][4][5]


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)[6]

Notes & Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Dictionnaire Nouveau Larousse illustré, tome deuxième, Claude Augé
  2. ^ site Association des Amis et Passionnés du Père-Lachaise
  3. ^ Swanton Belloc, Anne-Louise. "Papers of Louise Swanton Belloc" (Journals, biographical materials, family papers, and correspondence). Janus (Cambridge University Archives). Personal Papers of Bessie Rayner Parkes: Cambridge University. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  4. ^ Hirsch, Pam (1999). Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon: Feminist, Artist and Rebel (e-book). London: Pimlico (Random House). p. Chapter 13. ISBN 9780701167974. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  5. ^ Reinis, J.G. (1999). The Portrait Medallions of David D'Angers: An Illustrated Catalogue of David's Contemporary and Retrospective Portraits in Bronze. New York: Polymath Press. p. 452. ISBN 0937370010.
  6. ^ Ministère de la culture – base Joconde