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Alexandre François Desportes
(1661 - 1743)
||Born 24 February in Champigneulles |
||Begins studies with Nicasius Bernaerts in Paris|
||Works as a portrait painter for King Jean III Sobieski in Warsaw|
||Receives first commission from Louis XIV |
||Conseiller at the Académie|
||Travels to England for six months|
||Begins designing for the Savonnerie factory and designs the Nouvelles Indes tapestries for the Gobelins |
||Dies in Paris on 20 April|