Grand Escalier du Chateau de Versailles dit Escalier des Ambassadeurs
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Charles-Antoine Coypel was a French painter who was born in Paris on 11 July 1694. He was the son of Antoine Coypel, a famous painter and director of the French Academy of Painting and Sculpture. Charles-Antoine Coypel was trained by his father and became a member of the Academy at the age of 21. He was known for his historical and mythological paintings, as well as his portraits. Coypel was appointed official painter to King Louis XV in 1736 and was commissioned to paint several portraits of the royal family. He also painted scenes from the life of Louis XV, such as the royal hunt and the coronation of the king. Coypel was a prolific artist, producing many works throughout his career. He was a master of colour and composition and his paintings were highly regarded for their beauty and elegance. His works can be found in many museums around the world, including the Louvre in Paris. Charles-Antoine Coypel died in Paris on 15 June 1752 at the age of 57. He was buried in the church of Saint-Roch in Paris.
Collection - Charles-Antoine Coypel (1694–1752)French painter, art critic, and playwright. He became court painter to the French king and director of the Académie Royale. He inherited the title of Garde des tableaux et dessins du roi (Keeper of the paintings and drawings of the king), a function which combined the role of director and curator of the king's art collection. He was mainly active in Paris.