Jean-Baptiste van Loo (14 January 1684 – 19 December 1745) was a French subject and portrait painter. Events 1129 - Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes. Events 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor. Year 1745 ( MDCCXLV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics.
He was born in Aix-en-Provence, and was instructed in art by his father Louis-Abraham van Loo. Aix (ɛks or Aix-en-Provence ( Provençal Occitan: Ais de Provença in classical norm or Ais de Prouvènço in Mistralian norm to distinguish Having at an early age executed several pictures for the decoration of the church and public buildings at Aix, he was employed on similar work at Toulon, which he was obliged to leave during the siege of 1707. Toulon ( Provençal Occitan: Tolon in classical norm or Touloun in Mistralian norm is a city in southern France and a large
He was patronized by the prince of Carignan, who sent him to Rome, where he studied under Benedetto Luti. Rome ( Roma ˈroma Roma is the capital city of Italy and Lazio, and is Italy's largest and most populous city with more than 2 Benedetto Luti (1666 &ndash 1724 was an Italian painter Luti was born in Florence. Here he was much employed on church pictures, and in particular executed a greatly praised Scourging of Christ for St Maria in Monticelli. Monticelli is a small village a Frazione of the Comune of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of Italy At Turin he painted Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy and several members of his court. Charles Emmanuel II ( Italian: Carlo Emanuele II di Savoia, June 20, 1634 &ndash June 12, 1675) was the Duke of Savoy Then, moving to Paris, where he was elected a member of the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, he executed various altar-pieces and restored the works of Francesco Primaticcio at Fontainebleau. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Francesco Primaticcio ( April 30, 1504 &ndash 1570 was an Italian Mannerist painter, Architect and sculptor Fontainebleau is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France.
In 1737 he went to England, where he attracted attention by his portrait of Colley Cibber and of Owen McSwiny, the theatrical manager; the latter, like many other of van Loo's works, was engraved in mezzotint by the younger John Faber. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Colley Cibber (ˈkɒli ˈsɪbɚ (11 June 1671 &ndash 12 November 1757 was a British actor-manager playwright and Poet Laureate. Mezzotint is a Printmaking process of the intaglio family technically a Drypoint method Johann Faber (1478 &ndash 1541 was a Catholic theologian He was born in Leutkirch, Swabia and studied theology and canon law at Tübingen He also painted Sir Robert Walpole, whose portrait by van Loo in his robes as chancellor of the exchequer is in the National Portrait Gallery, London, and the prince and princess of Wales. Robert Walpole 1st Earl of Orford, KG, KB, PC (26 August 1676 &ndash 18 March 1745 known before 1742 as Sir Robert Walpole, was a The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the title held by the British Cabinet minister who is responsible for all Economic and Financial He did not, however, practise long in England, for his health failing he retired to Paris in 1742, and afterwards to Aix, where he died on 19 December 1745. Events 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor. Year 1745 ( MDCCXLV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a His likenesses were striking and faithful, but seldom flattering, and his heads are forcible in coloring.
Two of his sons were notable painters, Louis-Michel van Loo (1707–1771) and Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo (1719–1795). Louis-Michel van Loo ( 1707-03-02 &ndash 1771-03-20) was a French painter. Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo ( August 25, 1719 &ndash November 15, 1795) was a French painter of allegorical scenes