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Isabey, Louis Gabriel Eugène

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00092458
Isabey, Louis Gabriel Eugène

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 22 July 1803, in Paris; died 27 April 1886, in Lagny.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, lithographer, draughtsman. Genre scenes, still-lifes, seascapes, church interiors.

Honfleur (or St-Siméon) School.

Louis Gabriel Eugène Isabey was the son and pupil of the miniaturist Jean Baptiste Isabey and was among the most admired minor masters of the 1830 school. He very quickly detached himself from the classical ideals of his father in order to follow the Romantic movement, where he came very much under the influence of Delacroix and Bonington....

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Subjects: Painting ; Prints and Printmaking ; Religious Art ; Christian Art ; 19th-Century Art

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