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FRANQUE, Jean-Pierre (1774 - 1860), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
FRANQUE, Jean-Pierre (1774 - 1860), Painter

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1774, in Le Buis (Drôme); died 1860, in Paris.

Painter. History painting, religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Groupe des Penseurs (or Primitifs).

[not available online]Jean-Pierre Franque studied under Jacques-Louis David and exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1806 to 1853, securing a silver medal in 1812. He was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1836. Franque painted predominantly

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