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Francois Lemoyne
Born 1688
Paris, France
Died June 4, 1737
Nationality French
Field Painting
Training Académie de peinture et de sculpture
Movement rococo
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Narcisse (1728)

François Lemoyne or François Le Moine (1688 – 4 June 1737) was a French rococo painter. He became First Painter to the King and worked with other artists of the era. However, the excess of work, court intrigues at Versailles, and the death of his wife drove him to madness. After his death, the fashion of large allegorical ceilings disappeared.


  • Louis XV donnant la Paix à l'Europe, Salon de la Paix in Versailles (1727)
  • Ceiling of the Salon d'Hercule in Versailles (1736)
  • Arch of the Church of Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin in Paris
  • Diane chasseresse
  • Les Nymphes
  • Narcisse
  • He also worked at Saint-Sulpice and at the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

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