Francois Hubert Drouais
Francois Hubert Drouais (Francois-Hubert Drouais), December 14, 1727 - October 21, 1775 - nicknamed Drouet the Younger, French portrait painter from a dynasty of artists, son of the portrait painter Hubert Drouet; father of the historical painter Jean-Germain Drouet. Born and died in Paris.
His father, an artist, became the young man's first teacher. Having successfully graduated from the French Academy of Painting in 1758, Drouet went to Versailles, where he became the chief court portraitist at the French court. He painted portraits of all persons of the royal family many times. He painted children, beautiful women, including the last two mistresses of Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour and Madame du Barry, and famous men of his time. “New Rembrandt” was called by his contemporaries, and there was not a single high-ranking person in Paris, not a single famous beauty who did not seek to be depicted with his brush.