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CASSAS, Louis François (1756 - 1827), Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CASSAS, Louis François (1756 - 1827), Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 3 June 1756, in Azay-le-Ferron (Indre); died 1 November 1827, in Versailles.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman. Local scenes, landscapes.

Orientalism.

Louis François Cassas' teachers were Vien, the younger Lagrenée and Leprince. He travelled widely and brought back views of the countries he visited, exhibiting some at the Salons of 1804 and 1814. Louis XVI sent

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