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DESENNE, Alexandre Joseph (1785 - 1827), Painter, draughtsman, illustrator

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
DESENNE, Alexandre Joseph (1785 - 1827), Painter, draughtsman, illustrator

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1 January 1785, in Paris; died 30 January 1827, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator. Historical subjects, genre scenes.

Self-taught, Desenne trained as a painter by copying works from Parisian museums. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1812 to 1817. He is primarily known as an illustrator, providing vignettes for the works of several classical authors, including Jean-Jacques Rousseau,

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