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ORBIGNY DESSALINES, Alcide d' (1802 - 1857), Draughtsman, painter, illustrator, palaeontologist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ORBIGNY DESSALINES, Alcide d' (1802 - 1857), Draughtsman, painter, illustrator, palaeontologist

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 7 September 1802, in Couëron (Loire-Atlantique); died 1857, in Pierrefitte-sur-Seine.

Draughtsman, painter, illustrator, palaeontologist, ethnologist, zoologist. Landscapes, figures, scenes with figures, costume studies, natural history (animals/botanical subjects). Maps.

The father of Orbigny-Dessalines, Charles-Marie d'Orbigny was a surgeon in the navy and also a naturalist who initiated Jean-Jacques Audubon into ornithology between 1805 and 1810. Forced

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