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MONTFORT, Antoine Alphonse (1802 - 1884), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MONTFORT, Antoine Alphonse (1802 - 1884), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 3 April 1802, in Paris; died 28 September 1884, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman. Portraits, local scenes, landscapes, animals.

Orientalism.

A pupil of Baron Gros and Horace Vernet, Antoine Montfort studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1821 onwards. Géricault was his mentor. In 1827, he joined the naval frigate La Victorieuse as drawing-master on a

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