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DUCORNET, Louis Joseph César (1806 - 1856), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
DUCORNET, Louis Joseph César (1806 - 1856), Painter

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 10 January 1806, in Lille; died 27 April 1856, in Paris.

Painter. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits.

[not available online]Most unusually in the history of art, Ducornet was born without arms. However, he used his feet with such amazing dexterity that Watteau, seeing his early sketches, admitted him to his art school in Lille in 1819 without hesitation. Financed by the

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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