Jacques François Courtin, a French historical painter, was born at Sens in 1672. He was a pupil of Louis de Boullongne, and painted the 'mai' offered to the cathedral of Notre-Dame by the goldsmiths of Paris in 1707, the subject being 'St. Paul preaching at Troas.' He died in Paris in 1752. There is a 'Dead Christ' by him in the Brussels Gallery.