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MERLE, Hugues (1823 - 1881), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MERLE, Hugues (1823 - 1881), Painter

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1 March 1823; died 16 March 1881.

Painter. History painting, portraits, genre scenes.

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[not available online]A student of Léon Cogniet, he featured at the Paris Salon from 1847 to 1880, winning second-class medals in 1861 and 1863. He was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1866. His compositions have a theatrical quality and are rendered in a troubadour style.

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