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Taunay, Nicolas-Antoinelocked

(b Paris, Feb 11, 1755; d Paris, March 20, 1830).
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French painter. He was the son of Pierre-Henri Taunay (1728–81), a painter–enameller at the Sèvres factory, and entered the studio of Nicolas-Bernard Lépicié at the age of 13. Later he worked in the studios of Nicolas-Guy Brenet and Francesco Casanova. With a group of friends that included Jean-Louis Demarne, Lazare Bruandet and Jean-Joseph-Xavier Bidauld, he made trips to the forests of Saint-Germain, Fontainebleau and Compiègne to learn to draw directly from nature. He visited the Dauphiné and Switzerland in ...

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U. Thieme and F. Becker, eds: Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, 37 vols (Leipzig, 1907–50) [see also Meissner above]