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17091778
a French painter of portrait miniatures. Girardet was born in Lunéville, and initially tried a number of fields including as a seminarian, a law student, and a cavalry officer. He settled on art after enrolling in Nancy-Université, under the direction of Claude Charles (1661-1747). He completed his studies in 1738. He became a talented portraitist, and became the official painter of Stanislaw Leszczynski, where he would be commissioned to paint all the courtiers and artists and nobility.
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