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BERTHON, René Théodore (1776 - 1859), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BERTHON, René Théodore (1776 - 1859), Painter

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 17 July 1776, in Tours (Indre-et-Loire); died 7 April 1859, in Paris.

Painter. History painting, genre scenes, portraits.

A pupil of David. He lived in Vienna and Venice, settling in Paris only in 1805. He first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1796, with Chloe at her Bath. Before leaving for Vienna, Berthon painted Portrait of the First Consul,

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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