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COURT, Joseph-Désiré (1797 - 1865), Painter, pastellist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
COURT, Joseph-Désiré (1797 - 1865), Painter, pastellist, draughtsman

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1797, in Rouen; died 1865, in Rouen.

Painter, pastellist, draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits.

[not available online]As a young man, Court showed exceptional artistic promise and studied under Gros at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1821 for his Delilah Delivering Samson to the Philistines, and he consolidated his reputation in

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