Nicolas Robert

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Nicolas Robert
Born 18 April 1614
Died25 March 1685 (1685-03-26) (aged 70)
Nationality France
Occupation Miniaturist, engraver
Known for Painter of Miniatures to Louis XIV

Nicolas Robert (18 April 1614 25 March 1685) was a French miniaturist and engraver. He was born in Langres and died in Paris.

Illuminated manuscript manuscript in which the text is supplemented by the addition of decoration

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Langres Subprefecture and commune in Grand Est, France

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In 1664 he was appointed as "peintre ordinaire de Sa Majesté pur la miniature" (Painter of Miniatures) to Louis XIV.

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Blunt highlights Robert's main works as follows:

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Other works include:


Robert worked with the following people:

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