Louis Boudan

Artist: Boudan, Louis

Louis Boudan
Louis Boudan

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Louis Boudan (16??–17??) was an artist who worked for François Roger de Gaignieres, a French genealogist, antiquary and collector who was active in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

Boudan carried out commissions for de Gaignières for over 30 years. Most of his work for de Gaignieres was done between 1695 and 1715 when he, de Gaignieres and the latter’s secretary, Barthelemy Remy, toured France to carry out a survey of historical monuments.

Boudan’s work makes up the bulk of the Recueil de Gaignieres, a collection of engravings gathered by de Gaignieres over the course of his life. It was donated to Louis XIV and most of the folio plates created for de Gaignières by Boudan are today held by the Bibliotheque nationale de France.

Almost all of his drawings are of the castles and churches to be found in France towards the end of the 17th and beginning 18th century. Many of the historical monuments he painted can still be seen today.

Click here to read Louis Boudan’s bio on Wikipedia.

Louis Boudan made drawings and paintings of the then historical monuments, mostly castles and churches/cathedrals/abbeys. Below is an non-exhaustive list of places he made his art (a link “⇠” to his artworks will appear here when published):

  • Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
    • Tournoel
  • Bourgogne-Franche-Comte
    • Montfaucon
  • Brittany
    • Hennebont
  • Centre-Val de Loire
    • Chinon
    • Plessis-lez-Tours
    • Rigny-Usse
  • Grand Est
    • Saint-Jean-de-Bonneval
  • Hauts-de-France
  • Normandy
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
    • Bordeaux
    • Dissay
    • le Mirebalais
    • Limoges
    • Loudun
    • Poitiers
    • Saint Bonnet
  • Pays de la Loire

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