Louis Galloche

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Portrait of Fontenelle by Galloche. Musée national du Château de Versailles.
French paintings in the Hermitage Category.
Diana and Actaeon by Galloche.
Louis Tocqué, Portrait of Louis Galloche, oil on canvas, 130 x 98 cm, Louvre Museum

Louis Galloche (24 August 1670 - 21 July 1761) was a French painter. A student of Louis de Boullogne, his own students included François Lemoyne, Charles-Joseph Natoire and François Boucher.

Life[edit]

He was born in Paris, the son of Charles Galloche and Jeanne Martinet. He studied at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand. Originally destined for the church, he soon found he had no vocation and began the study of philosophy.

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Bibliography[edit]

  • François Marandet, "Louis Galloche et Fançois Lemoyne: caractères distinctifs et œuvres inédites", La Revue des Musée de France. Revue du Louvre, 2-2007, p. 29-36.

Sources[edit]

  • Louis Gougenot, Mémoires inédits sur les membres de l'Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture, Paris, J.-B. Dumoulin, 1854, p. 289-302.