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CARAFFE, Armand Charles (1762 - 1822), Painter, engraver, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CARAFFE, Armand Charles (1762 - 1822), Painter, engraver, draughtsman

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1762, in Paris; died 18 August 1822, in Paris.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Allegorical subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Armand Caraffe studied under Lagrenée and David, competed in 1784 and 1785 for the Prix de Rome, then went to Italy where he was noticed by Ménageot, who considered him to have a liking for 'the untamed and barbarous'. He

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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