Painter and designer known for delicate landscapes. Employes as a designer at age 15 by Gobelins in Paris. Worked in Spain 1745-50, and Lisbon until 1754, when he moved to London, where he spent eight years. His paintings were avidly collected by the actor David Garrick. He later travelled to Austria, Poland, Russia and Italy, returning to France in 1800. - TDaly 8/10 from Wikipedia.