Jean-Pierre Franque, a French painter, was born at Le Buis in 1774. He studied under David together with his twin brother Joseph, and excelled in historical subjects and portraiture, imitating the style of his master. He married Lucile Messageot, also an artist, who died in 1802, at the age of twenty-two years. Franque died in 1860, leaving among others the following works in the Versailles Gallery:
- The Passage of the Rhine; after Le Brun. 1835.
- The Siege of Lille; after Van der Meulen and Le Brun. 1836.
- The Battle of Lens. 1841.
François Louis de Rousselet, Marquis de Châteaurenault, 1840, now in the Palace of Versailles
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Bryan, Michael (1886). "Franque, Jean Pierre". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.
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