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BELLET DU POISAT, Jean Pierre Joseph Alfred (1823 - 1883), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BELLET DU POISAT, Jean Pierre Joseph Alfred (1823 - 1883), Painter

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 6 October 1823, in Bourgoin (Isère); died 20 September 1883, in Paris.

Painter. Historical subjects, religious subjects, mythological subjects, figures, local figures, landscapes, seascapes.

Bellet du Poisat's father was an inspector of taxes who openly discouraged his son's artistic aspirations. This notwithstanding, Jean Bellet du Poisat duly enrolled in the modest atelier set up in Lyons by Auguste Flandrin before setting

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