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Haghe, Louis

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00082569
Haghe, Louis

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Belgian, 19th century, male.

Born 17 March 1806, in Tournai; died 9 March 1885, in Stockwell.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, lithographer. Genre scenes, landscapes, architectural views.

Louis Haghe studied under Dewasme. In 1823, he went to London, where he established himself and obtained the title of first draughtsman to the king, and later to Queen Victoria. He was one of the founders of the New Water-Colour Society, later becoming its president. He exhibited in Paris in 1834 and 1835. From 1835 to 1884, he participated in numerous exhibitions in London at the British Institution and the New Water-Colour Society. His name, however, does not appear in the catalogues of the Royal Academy....

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

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