Picart's still lifes were widely collected during the second half of the seventeenth century and at least seven of his paintings hung at Versailles and another eight at the Château de Marly. With this extraordinary level of royal patronage in mind it is none too surprising that, in his 1666-8 treatise Entretiens sur les vies et sur les ouvrages des plus excellents peintres..., André Félibien places Picart's name amongst those of the greatest ancient and modern painters.
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