French painter and author. He travelled to Rome at the Age of 21 and returned to publish a poem, De arte graphica in 1656.
[See C. A. Dufresnoy The art of painting ï¾… with remarks [by Roger de Piles]. Translated into English, with an original preface ï¾… by Mr. Dryden. As also a short account of the most eminent painters, both ancient and modern: by Richard Graham. London: Henry Lintot, 1750]