Boilly, Louis, 1761-1845

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French artist.

Born at La Bassée in 1761, Boilly began to paint at the age of twelve and received training from his father, Arnould Boilly, a wood-carver. Boilly moved to Paris around 1786 and in 1833 was awarded the Legion of Honour. He is said to have painted over 5,000 portraits.

From the description of [Lithographs of Osage Indians visiting Paris in 1827] [graphic], 1827. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 41672603

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Delpech, François Séraphin, 1778-1825, person
associatedWith Ducarme, person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Art Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Grétomih, Osage Indian, b. ca. 1809 person
associatedWith Hautecoeur Martinet, corporateBody
associatedWith Kishagashugah, Osage chief, b. ca. 1789 person
associatedWith Louis Philippe, King of the French, 1773-1850. person
associatedWith Minckchatahooh, Osage Indian, b. ca. 1805 person
associatedWith Nekes, Werner, 1944- person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Tassaert, Octave, 1800-1874, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Indians of North America--Pictorial works
Osage Indians--Pictorial works
Osage Indians--Portraits
Indians of North America--Portraits
Lithography--19th century--Specimens
Indians in art
Lithography--French--19th century--Specimens


Birth 1761-07-05

Death 1845-01-04





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SNAC ID: 50365951