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Guillemet, Antoine (1841 - 1918), painter

Peter Mitchell

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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French painter. He came from a wealthy family of ship-owners and ship-chandlers based in Rouen. His boyhood wish to become a sailor was opposed by his parents in favour of law studies, which Guillemet soon abandoned to take up painting full-time in Paris. After meeting Corot through the Morisot sisters in 1861–2, he remained throughout his career a devoted friend and admirer of the artist. During the early 1860s he made sketching trips with

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