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Berthon, George Theodorelocked

(b Vienna, May 3, 1806; d Toronto, Jan 18, 1892). Canadian painter of French origin.
  • Linda Jansma

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He was the son of René Théodore Berthon (1776–1859), court painter to Napoleon I, who was in Vienna at the time of George Theodore’s birth to paint a portrait of Francis I (Vienna, Hofburg-Schauräume). The elder Berthon had been a student of Jacques-Louis David, and he trained his son in the French Neo-classical style....

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