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Edme-François Bouilliat (1739 - 1810)
Works of Art

Painter, op. 1758 - 1810

Arriving at Sèvres in the autumn of 1758, Bouilliat specialized in painting flowers, his work including roses, sprays, floral and foliar borders, friezes, bouquets of flowers, garden landscapes, garden landscapes, baskets and vases of flowers and butterflies. His work became more diverse in the 1780s, when his work included allegories, Buffon birds and arabesques. Besides service, tea and useful wares he also worked on vases.

He worked on both hard and soft paste porcelain. He contributed to the Catherine II service. In 1768 he married Geneviève-Louise Thévenet, daughter of the painter Louis-Jean Thévenet, and herself a flower painter; their son and daughter both became painters at Sèvres.