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date: 22 October 2019

Abraham, Tancrèdelocked

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 7 January 1836, in Vitré (Ille-et-Vilaine); died 5 April 1895.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver. Landscapes.

Tancrède Abraham studied under Jules Noël and Nazon. He exhibited at the Salon from 1863 onwards and participated in several exhibitions of painting and engraving in provincial galleries. Abraham worked extensively at Château-Gontier, where he was appointed museum curator. As a landscape painter, he produced mainly paintings of his native region executed in watercolour and oils and distinguished by sustained light effects. His engravings are almost invariably taken from his own drawings, notably his series of etchings entitled ...

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