Julien-Léopold Boilly

Aug 30, 1796 - Jun 14, 1874

Julien-Léopold Boilly, also known as Jules Boilly, was a French artist noted for his album of lithographs Iconographie de l'Institut Royal de France and his booklet Album de 73 portraits-charge aquarellés des membres de l’Institut containing watercolor caricatures of seventy-three famous mathematicians, in particular the French mathematician Adrien-Marie Legendre, the only known portrait of him.
Born in Paris on 30 August 1796, he was a son of the genial painter-engraver Louis-Léopold Boilly. Admitted to the lycée at Versailles 15 December 1806, he painted portraits and illustrated books with lithographs. He also collected autographs. He died on 14 June 1874.
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