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GIACOMELLI, Hector (1822 - 1904), Painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
GIACOMELLI, Hector (1822 - 1904), Painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1 April 1822, in Paris, to Italian parents; died 1 December 1904, in Menton-Caravan (Alpes-Maritimes).

Painter (gouache), engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, decorative artist, writer, watercolourist. Genre scenes, natural history (animals/birds/insects).

Giacomelli served his apprenticeship with a Parisian goldsmith before going on to work as an engraver of precious stones. In 1853, ill health obliged him to leave

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