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FONTAINE, Pierre François Léonard (1762 - 1853), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
FONTAINE, Pierre François Léonard (1762 - 1853), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 20 September 1762, in Pontoise; died 13 October 1853, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman. History painting, mythological subjects, architectural views.

Pierre François Léonard Fontaine was the pupil of Percier and later his collaborator. On 12 March 1812 he was appointed a member of the Institut and the following year the emperor made him his premier architect, a

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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