Pierre L'Enfant (painter)
Pierre L'Enfant (26 August 1704 – 23 June 1787) was a French painter. He was born in Anet on the 26 August 1704. After studying under Charles Parrocel, he was admitted as an adémicien to the Académie de peinture et de sculpture in 1745. His specialties were battle scenes and landscapes; the most famous of his paintings were those depicting the War of the Austrian Succession: especially a series of panoramas tracing the war in the Low Countries between 1744 and 1748. The Palace of Versailles has four of his paintings, Prise de Menin, Siège de Fribourg, Siège de Tournai, and Siège de Mons.
L'Enfant married Marie Charlotte Luillier. Together, they had:
- Pierre Joseph L'Enfant (1752–1758), firstborn, died aged six
- Pierre "Peter" Charles L'Enfant (1754–1825), designer of Washington, DC
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