1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Santerre, Jean Baptiste

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SANTERRE, Jean Baptiste (1650–1717), French painter, was born at Magny, near Pontoise, and was a pupil of Bon Boulogne. He began life as a portrait-painter, and enjoyed for half a century a great reputation as a painter of the nude. He died at Paris on the 21st of November 1717. His “Portrait of a Lady in Venetian Costume” (Louvre), and his “Susanna at the Bath” (Louvre, engraved by Porporati), the diploma work executed by him in 1704, when he was received into the Academy, give a good impression of Santerre's taste and of his elaborate and careful method.