, painting attributed to Defrance
Léonard Defrance, born at Liège in 1735, was a scholar of J. B. Coclers. He painted historical pieces of large and small dimensions, also landscapes, game, fruit, flowers, and architecture. He was the first professor of design at the Academy of Liège, established by the Prince Velbruck, and afterwards filled the same post in the École Centrale of the department of Ourthe. He died at Liège in 1805.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Bryan, Michael (1886). "Defrance, Léonard". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.