D'Agar, Jacques (DNB00)

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D'AGAR, JACQUES (1640–1716), painter, was born in 1640 in Paris, where he learned his art, but spent the greater part of his life in Copenhagen, where he was appointed court painter during the reigns of Christian V and Ferdinand IV. About 1700 he obtained permission to visit London, where he remained for some years, and obtained considerable employment from the noblemen and gentry of Queen Anne. He returned to Denmark, and died in Copenhagen in 1716. A portrait of him dated 1673 is in the picture gallery of Florence. A portrait-painter of this name much employed in portraiture during the reign of George I, a contemporary though much inferior in merit to Dahl, died in 1723, at the age of 54, and is supposed to be D'Agar's son.

[Cooper's Biogr. Dict.; Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Walpole's Anecd. (Wornum).]

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