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Maupérin (fl. 1766-c. 1800) was a French painter of the 18th century who produced works for Louis XVI.

Maupérin was a painter of some reputation. On 31 December 1766, he obtained the third medal of the Académie Royale. He was a member of the Académie de Saint-Luc, where some of his works were put on display in 1774.

He notably painted the young Vietnamese Prince Nguyễn Phúc Cảnh,[1] and Father Pigneau de Béhaine of the Paris Foreign Missions Society, during their embassy in Paris in 1787. These paintings are now located at the Paris Foreign Missions Society.[2]

He also exhibited some of his works at the Louvre after the French Revolution.



  1. ^ Les Missions, p.106
  2. ^ Missions Étrangères de Paris official website (in French)


  • Les Missions Etrangères. Trois siècles et demi d'histoire et d'aventure en Asie Editions Perrin, 2008, ISBN 978-2-262-02571-7