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Francois-Louis-Joseph Watteau


The Battle of the Pyramids

François Louis Joseph Watteau (18 August 1758, Lille – 1 December 1823, Lille), known like his father as the Watteau of Lille, was a French painter, active in his birthplace. He was the son of the painter Louis Joseph Watteau (1731–1798) and grandson of Noël Joseph Watteau (1689–1756) – Noël was the brother of Jean-Antoine Watteau, the painter of "fêtes galantes". From 1808 to his death he was deputy curator of the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, which his father had helped to found.

The Procession in Lille in 1789, oil on canvas, Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse, Lille
1799, The siege of Beauvais in 1472, oil on canvas, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes
c. 1803, La Fête du Broquelet, oil on canvas, Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse, Lille


Mabille de Poncheville.
Claude-Gérard Marcus.
Gaëtane Maës, Les Watteau de Lille, Paris, 1998.

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