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TÖPFFER, Rodolphe (1799 - 1846), Painter, caricaturist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
TÖPFFER, Rodolphe (1799 - 1846), Painter, caricaturist

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 31 January 1799, in Geneva; died 8 June 1846, in Geneva.

Painter, caricaturist.

Rodolphe was the son of Adam Töpffer. His humourous illustrated volumes, Voyages en Zig-zag and Nouveaux Voyages en Zig-zag were especially popular in France. Initially drawn to painting, his early watercolours and decorative landscapes (for the lids of tobacco boxes) earned him a modest living until he was

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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