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Burty, Philippe

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI:
Burty, Philippe

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1830, in Paris; died 1890, in Parays (Lot-et-Garonne).

Painter, engraver.

Strictly speaking, Burty was first and foremost a literary figure; that said, he initially studied drawing and painting and, latterly, engraving (under Péquignot). He devoted his spare time to engraving and emerged as an important figure in the renaissance of the technique. Burty was a close friend of Eugène Delacroix, whose engravings he greatly admired, and he was the first to catalogue the work of Jean-François Millet. He also recognised and appreciated the work of Méryon, Seymour Haden and Legros. Burty's own body of work comprises mainly studies of flowers and figures. He was an inspector for the Beaux-Arts at the time of his death....

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

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