Francisque Millet (I)

South Netherlandish (school), French
His father, an ivory turner, came from Dijon and moved to the north for the Prince of Condé. Naturlized French in 1677.
Antwerp (city) 1642-04/1642-04-27
baptized 27 April 1642 (Von Wurbach 1910)
Paris 1679-05/1679-06-03
buried in Paris 3rd of June 1679, cemetery St. Nicoals des Champs). According to Houbraken he was poisened.
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son of Pierre Millet, an ivory turner and Sara van Guens, brother of the painter Pierre Millet. He was married to Anne Perette Franck (c. 1640-after 1662), Paris circa 1660, daughter of his teacher; had two sons who also painted (a.o. J.F. Millet II), granfather of Joseph Millet.
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According to Houbraken Gerard Hoet I etched some of Millet's landscapes when Hoet was in Paris.
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  • Antwerpen (stad)
  • Engeland
    Houbraken 1721
  • Noordelijke Nederlanden (hist. regio)
    Houbraken 1721
  • Parijs 1659 - 1679-06-03
    Houbraken relates that Abraham Genoels met Millet in 1659 at the house of Millet's teacher, Laureys Franck (who was a cousin of Genoels); Millet was 17 years old at the time (Houbraken 1721). Millet died there in his house rue des Vieilles-Etuves and was buried on 3 June 1679; painters Jacques Hermans and (brothers) Pierre and François Millet were present ('François Millé, peintre, âgé de trente-six ans, décédé rue des Vieilles-Etuves, porté à l’église, vêpres des morts chantées en son intention et inhumé dans le cimetière avec l’assistance du chœur en présence de Pierre Millé, peintre, son frère, avec Jacques Hermant') (Levert 2017A Dossier prosopographique).
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italianate, landscape (genre), Christian religious scene
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2022-08-23


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