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Last NameOudry    
Given NameJean-Baptiste    
alt. NamesJ.-B. O. ; J.-B. Houdrie /Audry ;     
MarriageMarie-Marguerite Froissé (+1780) in 1710    
Childrenflower/animal painter Jacques Charles (1720-78)    
Year born1686 in Paris, France    
Year died1755    
Place of deathBeauvais, France    
Father's occupationpainter, art dealer, dir. of art Acad. de St.-Luc Jacques Oudry    
RelativesNicole Papillon (mother); engraver Jean-Baptiste-Michel Papillon    
Educationfather's Acad. de St-Luc; Nicolas de Largillière    
Country of ActivityFrance    
Worked forGeorges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon: Histoire naturelle gen. part. 1749-60; Thomas Pennant: History Quadrupeds 1793; Noël-Antoine Pluche: Spectacle Nature 1732-80    
PatronageKing Louis XV; Manufacture de Beauvais (peintre officiel); Académie Royale de Peinture    
Collaborators-> P F. Basan; ->J. C. Baquoy; ->P. E. Moitte; Mazell; ->J.B. Guélard; ->J.B. Guyard; J. Mynde     
Techniqueszoological painting, engraving, etching, tapestry design, drawing    
Sample(s)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_the_rhinoceros; http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b2300253d/f20.item    
Archival sourcesBibliothèque Nationale Paris    
Published sourcesAKL; ThB26 1932; Dance 1989; Jackson 1994: 68-71; Hoquet 2007:15,101; Oudry's Painted Menagerie, ed. M Norton, 2007; Chansigaud: Hist de l'illust. nat 2009; Pinault 1991 ; Nissen: Botan. Buchillustration 1966 ; Fables choisies par Jean de la Fontaine, ornées de gravures d'après Oudry, Paris 1822    
otheractive foremost in Paris; mostly known for his still lifes & as animal painter    
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