Quentin de La Tour: astrology, horoscope, natal chart
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| ||Born:||September 5, 1704, 12:00 PM (unknown)|
|In:||Saint-Quentin (02) (France)|
|Sun: ||12°50' Virgo || ||
|Moon:||23°07' Scorpio || || |
|Dominants: ||Virgo, Aries, Scorpio|
Mercury, Mars, Pluto
Earth, Fire / Mutable
|Numerology: ||Birthpath 8|
|Popularity: ||5,332 clicks, 14,175th man, 21,690th celebrity|
Biography of Quentin de La Tour
Maurice Quentin de La Tour (September 5, 1704 – February 17, 1788) was a French Rococo portraitist who worked primarily with pastels. Among his most famous subjects were Voltaire, Rousseau, Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour.
He was born in Saint-Quentin, Aisne, the son of a musician who disapproved of his taking up painting. At the age of fifteen La Tour went to Paris, where he entered the studio of the Flemish painter Jacques Spoede. He then went to Rheims in 1724 and to England in 1725, returning to Paris to resume his studies around 1727. After his return to Paris, he began working with pastels.
In 1737 La Tour exhibited the first of a splendid series of 150 portraits that served as one of the glories of the Paris Salon for the next 37 years. Endowing his sitters with a...
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