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CARMONTELLE (1717 - 1806), Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CARMONTELLE (1717 - 1806), Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, engraver

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1717, in Paris; died 1806, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, draughtsman. Portraits.

Carmontelle, an artist with a delicate touch, also wrote light comedies and 'proverbs' to amuse the court. An unusual figure, he taught mathematics to the royal children, was closely linked with Portail and Piron, had a biting wit, and was a successful pastellist, pen

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