This is Charles-Michel-Ange Challe

By Gwylym Owen

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Charles-Michel-Ange Challe, born in Paris upon February 13, 1718 and died January 8, 1778 is a painter, draftsman and French architect.

Having studied past Boucher and Le Moyne, he was one of the most appreciated painters of his grow old and enjoyed a big success across Europe. His architectural drawings in the style of Piranesi contributed to his succession in 1764 as Draftsman of the Chamber and the Cabinet of the King, charge for which he would build many ephemeral architectures for parties and great royal funerals.

He played a pivotal role in the transition in the midst of rococo and classical styles and was one of the vital contributors to the launch of aesthetics known as the Louis XVI style .

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