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CORNU, Sébastien Melchior (1804 - 1870), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CORNU, Sébastien Melchior (1804 - 1870), Painter

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 6 January 1804, in Lyons; died 23 October 1870, in Longpont (Aisne).


He was a pupil of Fleury Richard at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons, where he won first prize for painting in 1820. He worked with Ingres in Paris and Bonnefond in Rome before travelling in the East and finally settling back in Paris. After exhibiting various paintings in

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