He was a pupil of Simon Vouet whom he excelled very soon; when twelve years of age, he painted the portrait of his uncle, and at fifteen he painted a Hercules which was most admired. He executed a great number of pictures under Louis XIV. [P. 6; see entry 04100001 for a note on the work's provenance.]
Catalogue of the Quebec Gallery of Paintings, Engravings, etc., the Property of Jos. Legare, St. Angele Street, corner of St. Helen Street. Quebec: E.R. Frechette, Printer and Stationer, No 13, Mountain Street, Lower-Town, 1852.