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François Hutin

1686–1758, Paris

Having initially been taught by Bon Boullogne, the Parisian painter, etcher and sculptor, François Hutin, went on to study at the Paris Academy and was later awarded two medals. In 1737 François followed his son Charles, an Academy award winner, to Rome, where – thanks to the “favour­able talent” he demonstrated at the advanced age of fifty-one – he was made a pensionnaire at the Académie de France. After seven years in the eternal city Hutin père returned to Paris, where he was soon awarded the title of “peintre du roi de Pologne et duc de Lorraine”. His small corpus of etchings encompasses around a dozen prints.