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DESRAIS, Claude Louis (1746 - 1816), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
DESRAIS, Claude Louis (1746 - 1816), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1746, in Paris; died 25 February 1816, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman. Historical subjects, figures, landscapes.

Claude Louis Desrais was a student of Casanova. His work appeared in the Exposition de la Jeunesse from 1768 to 1799. Desrais belongs to the category of 18th-century draughtsmen whose witty and unpretentious works are sought after by collectors. He also

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