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date: 16 February 2020

Norblin de La Gourdaine, Jean Pierrelocked

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 15 July 1745, in Misy-Fault-Yonne (Seine-et-Marne); died 23 February 1830, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman (including ink/wash/red chalk), engraver (etching). Historical subjects, mythological subjects, battles, portraits, genre scenes, village scenes, landscapes, architectural views, costume studies.

Norblin de la Gourdaine studied in Dresden with Casanova and gained the Grand Prix at the academy in Dresden in 1771. In 1772 he travelled to Warsaw on the invitation of General Adam Czartoryski, where he founded the academy for painting. King Stanislas-Augustus made him painter to the royal court, ennobled him and gave him responsibility for major works, including the painting of the ...

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