Charles-Claude Flahaut de la Billaderie


Charles-Claude Flahaut de la Billaderie, comte d'Angiviller (1730–1809) was the director of the Bâtiments du Roi, a forerunner of a minister of fine arts in charge of the royal building works, under Louis XVI of France, from 1775. Through Flahaut, virtually all official artistic patronage flowed.

Portrait by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, ca. 1763 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

His portrait by Joseph-Siffred Duplessis, 1779, is conserved in the Musée du Louvre.

In 1784, he was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society.[1]

After the Revolution he was accused of mishandling public property and emigrated, settling in Hamburg, where he died in 1809.

References


  • Jacques Silvestre de Sacy, 1953. Le Comte d'Angiviller, dernier directeur général des Bâtiments du Roi, Paris, Éditions d'histoire et d'art, Plon, Collection ″Ars et historia″
  • Jean de Viguerie, 2003. Histoire et dictionnaire du temps des Lumières. 1715-1789, Paris, Robert Laffont, collection Bouquins. ISBN 2221048105

Notes


  1. "APS Member History". search.amphilsoc.org. Retrieved 2020-12-13.