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Marguerite and Faust in the Garden

“Marguerite and Faust in the Garden“ by Dutch/French artist Ary Scheffer oil on canvas (216.5 x 135 cm). Ary Scheffer was born in Hamburg on 10 February 1795, the son of a portrait painter. Shortly after his birth, the family … Continue reading

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The ‘Hilaire’-strious Career of Camille Hilaire

“Nu au Miroir” French painter and weaver Camille Hilaire was born on 2 August 1916 in Metz. He began painting from a young age and by the age of 15, he had discovered the work of Albrecht Dürer in the … Continue reading

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Old Dogs … New Tricks

Ker-Xavier Roussel is the illustarator for “Teaching the Dog” from the colour lithograph L’Estapie Originale (1893) . Ker-Xavier Roussel was born in Lorry-lès-Metz, Moselle on December 10, 1867.  At the age of fifteen he began studies at the Lycée Condorcet … Continue reading

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To Obey or Isabey — That is the Question

French artist Jean-Baptiste Isabey, like Max Ernst; is another artist who has both happy and sad anniversaries during the month of April.  Isabey was born in Nancy, France, on 11 April 1767; and died on 18 April, 1855. At the … Continue reading

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The everlasting truth and loyal love of the gift of Fantin-Latour

French painter and lithographer Ignace Henri Jean Théodore Fantin-Latour was born on 14th January, 1836 in Grenoble, Isère, France.  The son of an artist, young Henri took drawing lessons from his father before entering the Ecole de Dessin, in 1850 … Continue reading

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