François Tronchin

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François Tronchin (23 October 1704 – 7 February 1798) was a Swiss lawyer, banker, and collector.

He knew many artists, Jean-Pierre Saint-Ours, Joseph Vernet, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Étienne-Maurice Falconet, Nicolas Henri Joseph de Fassin, and philosophers, Voltaire,[1] Denis Diderot,[2][3] and Melchior Grimm.[4]

He sold many paintings in his collection to Catherine II of Russia.[5][6][7]

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  1. Davidson, Ian (2012-03-12). Voltaire. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-1-68177-039-0.
  2. l'Art, La Tribune de (2020-09-27). "François Tronchin (1704-1798) : collection et documents d'archives". La Tribune de l'Art (in French). Retrieved 2020-09-27.
  3. Tronchin, Henry (1895). Le conseiller François Tronchin et ses amis: Voltaire, Diderot, Grimm, etc. da̓près des cocuments inédits (in French). E. Plon, Nourrit.
  4. Heller, Lane Murch (1958). Diderot's Friend Melchior Grimm. University of Wisconsin.
  5. "Collections Online | British Museum". www.britishmuseum.org. Retrieved 2020-09-27.
  6. Gray, Rosalind P.; Gray, Rosalind P.; Blakesley, Rosalind Polly (2000). Russian Genre Painting in the Nineteenth Century. Clarendon Press. ISBN 978-0-19-820875-4.
  7. De Genève à l'Ermitage: les collections de François Tronchin (in French). Musée d'art et d'histoire. 1974.