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Santerre was born at Magny-en-Vexin, near Pontoise. A pupil of Bon Boullogne, he began his painting career at a portraitist, with a notable work being a portrait of Marie Leszczyńska with the Maison de St Cyr in the background (now at the musée de Versailles). He won a major reputation thanks to his academies. His most notable work is his Susanna Bathing (Louvre), the diploma work executed by him in 1704, when he was received into the Académie (though the version now in the Louvre seems to be a copy by Santerre of the original). Although his religious paintings lacked inspiration, the Susanna contributed to Santerre's fifty-year reputation as a painter of the erotic nude, in which field he was the forerunner to François Boucher (1730–1770) and Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806). The Susanna and his Portrait of a Lady in Venetian Costume (Louvre) give a good impression of Santerre's taste and of his elaborate, refined and careful method. He died at Paris.
Philippe d'Orleans, regent of Louis XV
Philippe d'Orleans, regent, and Marie Madeleine de la Vieuville, Comtesse de Parabère (1693-1755)
Woman Pulling a Curtain, Paris, Galerie Eric Coatalem
Two Actresses, St Petersburg, Hermitage Museum
Susanna Bathing, Louvre
Portrait of a lady in Venetian costume, known as the Marquise de Moulins-Rochefort Louvre
Young woman writing a letter, Valenciennes, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Philippe d'Orléans and his official mistress Marie Madeleine de la Vieuville, comtesse de Parabère (as Adam and Eve)
Jean-Baptiste Santerre (1651–1717) (self-portrait), Versailles, Musée National du Château et des Trianons
Marie-Adelaide de Savoie, duchesse de Bourgogne (1685–1712), Versailles, Musée National du Château et des Trianons
Philippe d'Orleans, regent, et Marie Madeleine de la Vieuville, Comtesse de Parabère (1693–1755), Versailles, Musée National du Château et des Trianons
Saint Theresa in ecstasy, Versailles, Musée National du Château et des Trianons
The cook, Le Mans, Musée de Tessé
Portrait of Nicolas Boileau, Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon
Young smoker, Musée des beaux-arts de Chambéry
Young Woman Wearing a Shawl
The comtesse de Bersac
Full catalogue of his works - (French) Claude Lesné: Jean-Baptiste Santerre, 1651-1717, in the bulletin of the Société de l'histoire de l'art français, 1988.
"H-France Review Vol. 14 (July 2014), No. 120" (PDF).
Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Santerre, Jean Baptiste". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.