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Amaury-Duval

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00003837
Amaury-Duval

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1808, in Paris; died 29 April 1885, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, nudes, portraits, genre scenes.

A pupil of Ingres (whose 'unwitting' disregard of colour he deplored), Amaury-Duval was first and foremost a portraitist who painted, among others, the novelist Alexandre Dumas and the celebrated French actress Rachel. However, the most interesting thing about his body of work remains his decoration of various churches in and around Paris, notably those at St-Merri, St-Germain-l'Auxerrois and St-Germain-en-Laye. Beraldi makes reference to one of Amaury-Duval's engravings: ...

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

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