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Coypel, Antoine, 1661-1722

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Personal name headingCoypel, Antoine, 1661-1722
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Variant(s)Coypel, M. (Antoine), 1661-1722
See alsoTeacher: Coypel, Noël, 1628-1707
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Coypel, Charles-Antoine, 1694-1752
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Officer of: Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture (France)
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Employer: Académie royale des inscriptions et belles lettres (France)
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Associated countryFrance
Birth date1661-04-11
Death date1722-01-07
Place of birthParis (France)
Place of deathParis (France)
Field of activityArt Painting Engraving Courts and courtiers
AffiliationAcadémie royale des inscriptions et belles lettres (France)
France. Cabinet du Roi
Profession or occupationArtists Painters Engravers Art teachers Court artists
Special noteNot to be confused with his son: Coypel, Charles-Antoine, 1694-1752 (n85295189)
Found inHis Discours prononcez dans les conférences de l'Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture, 1721: t.p. (M. Coypel)
Bibl. nat. (hdg.: Coypel, Antoine)
Nouv. biog. gen. (Coypel, Antoine; 1661-1722; artist, dir. of the Academie in 1714, 1st painter to the King in 1716)
BnF, 24 April 2017: Coypel, Antoine (authorized access point: Coypel, Antoine (1661-1722); France; language: French; sex: masculine; birth: 1661-04-11, Paris; death: 1722-01-07, Paris; history painter and engraver; named premier peintre du roi in 1716; in 1710, named directeur des dessins et des tableaux du Cabinet du Roi; received in Académie in 1681; son of Coypel, Noël (1628-1707), father of: Coypel, Charles-Antoine (1694-1752), both painters and engravers; ISNI 0000 0000 8122 5586; record number: FRBNF12121814)
Grove art online, 24 April 2017: Coypel (2) (Antoine Coypel; b Paris, 12 April 1661; d Paris, 7 Jan 1722; son of Noël Coypel; studied at the Collège d'Harcourt and then trained in his father's studio and at the Académie Royale; partly educated in Italy; in 1681, received as a member of the Académie Royale; in 1684 he was made an assistant professor at the Académie; in 1685 he was awarded the title of Peintre Ordinaire by Monsieur (Philippe I, Duc d'Orléans), the King's brother; in 1695 Antoine was appointed draughtsman to the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres; private and official commissions; became Director of the Académie Royale in 1714 and Premier Peintre du Roi the following year; paintings, drawings, small output of original engravings)
Grove art online, 24 April 2017: Coypel (1) (Noël Coypel; b Paris, 25 Dec 1628; d Paris, 24 Dec 1707; he trained with an unknown painter in Orléans and in the studio of Noël Quillerier (1594-1669) in Paris; from the age of 18 until 1666, Coypel collaborated with Charles Errard le fils; in 1663, was approved as a history painter by the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture; in 1664, was promoted to the rank of professor; worked on the decoration of the Tuileries palace in Paris; received commissions for the château de Versailles, which he executed in Rome, where he held the post of Director of the Académie de France, 1672-1674; returned to Paris in 1674; Rector of the Académie Royale from 1690 and its director from 1695 to 1699)
Grove art online, 24 April 2017: Coypel (4) (Charles-Antoine Coypel; born Paris, 11 July 1694; died Paris, 14 June 1752; son of Antoine Coypel; his father remained a decisive influence on Charles-Antoine's painting and theory throughout his life; became a member of the Académie Royale in 1715; artistic career was extremely successful; in 1722 he inherited from his father the position of painter to Philippe II, Duc d'Orléans, and he later became the favourite painter of Louis XV's queen, Maria Leczinska; appointment in 1747 as Premier Peintre du Roi; played a major role in the foundation of a special school for young artists, the École des élèves protégés; history paintings, tapestry cartoons, portraits, genre scenes; writings on art theory; also embarked on a career in 1718 as a dramatist, but though he wrote numerous plays in the 1720s, few were performed; he abandoned the theatre)
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