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A Mere Animal Painter? Assessing Jean-Baptiste Oudry

Jean-Baptiste Oudry was an intimate of royals, a star in the Paris art world, and famed throughout early 18th-century Europe as the greatest painter of animals and the hunt. On May 6, Colin Bailey, chief curator of The Frick Collection and author of the introductory essay in the exhibition catalogue, evoked Oudry's life and extraordinary career...

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