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Orsel, Victor (1795 - 1850), painter

Gilles Chazal

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 was educated by the Abbé Lacombe, a rebellious priest to whom his merchant parents had given shelter during the French Revolution, and he entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, in 1810. He was a pupil of Pierre Révoil, in whose collection he had already seen works by the Italian primitives. In 1818 he studied under Pierre Guérin at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, where he formed a close friendship with Alphonse

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