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Louis Léopold Boilly
Nationality: 
french
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1761
Birth Place: 
La Basée
Death Date: 
1845
Death Place: 
Paris
Portrait and genre painter whose work illustrated everyday life during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Empire. Sensitive command of media, color, and composition. Boilly's only teacher was his father, Arnould Boilly, a wood-carver. Boilly came to Paris for the first time in 1785, and remained there permanently. He is said to have painted over 5000 portraits, besides other works. PT ENG LITH; ; M-9