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Jean Baptiste Santerre

Santerre, Jean Baptiste (zhäN bätēstˈ säNtĕrˈ) [key], 1651–1717, French figure and portrait painter. He was known for allegorical portraits and his rococo use of nude figures. He founded a drawing academy for women at Versailles. Among his works are Susanna at the Bath (Louvre) and Adelaide d'Orléans (Versailles).

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