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ORSAY, Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d' (1801 - 1852), Painter, sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ORSAY, Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d' (1801 - 1852), Painter, sculptor

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 4 February 1801, in Paris; died 4 August 1852, in Paris.

Painter, sculptor. Portraits.

Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d'Orsay was the son of an officer and was an officer himself. He married Count Blessington's daughter. He sent various works to the Royal Academy from 1843 to 1848. Prince Louis Napoleon appointed him director of fine arts in 1852. His works can

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