Nicolas Vleughels

male / French
of Flemish descent, second generation immigrant
Paris 1668-12-06
Rome 1737-12-11
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son of Philippe Vleughels (1619-1694) and Catharine van Plattenberg/ Plattemontagne
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Vleughels and Mignard worked together
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  • Parijs 1668 - 1694
    On 23 March 1694 he led the funeral services of his father together with brother-in-law Nicolas Plate-Montagne (Herluison 1853). Both Nicolas and Nicolas Plate-Montagne were witnesses on 2 March 1699 at the wedding of brother Jacques Philippe with Catherine de Cyrano.
  • Rome 1703 - 1707
    As he didn't win the 'Prix de Rome' in 1694, he had to fund his trip to Rome himself, which explains the lapse of time between 1694-1703. In Rome he made the acquaintance of Caspar van Wittel
  • Venetië 1707 - 1709
  • Rome 1709 - 1711
    late 1711 or early 1712: here he participated in the sale of the collection of the Duke of Mantua
  • Modena 1712
  • Rome 1712 - 1715
  • Parijs 1715 - 1724
    In July he was received into the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture. In Paris he became a close friend of Antoine Watteau (they lived together, even sharing a house 1716-1719)
  • Rome 1724 - 1737
    He became director of the French Academy in Palazzo Mancini in 1724, which post he held till his death. On 3 October 1733 he donated 83 copies of the engraving he made of his father's portrait of De Champaigne, to be distributed among members of the Académie in Paris (Levert 2017A)
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Accademia di Francia (Rome)
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
allegory, genre, history (as a genre), landscape (as genre), mythology, portrait, Christian religious scene
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2021-07-29


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