Pierre-Nicolas Legrand de Lérant

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Pierre-Nicolas Sicot, known as Legrand de Lérant or de Sérant (Pont-l'Évêque, 1758 – Bern, 1829) was a French painter.

Pupil of Descamps at the École régionale des beaux-arts de Rouen (fr), along with Pierre Beljambe (fr) and Lequeu, Legrand won a second extraordinary prize in drawing, aged only 15. In 1782, he went to the école des Beaux-Arts de Paris.

Circa 1794, Legrand de Sérant departed for Bern, where he produced a variety of drawings for local notabilities and illustrated a novel by Isabelle de Charrière.

Legrand de Sérant was a member of the Academy of Lille.

Sources[edit]

  • Adolphe Siret, Dictionnaire historique et raisonné des peintres de toutes les écoles depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu’à nos jours, Bruxelles, Périchon, 1844, 1856, p. 442.