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date: 23 February 2020

Raffaëlli, Jean-Françoislocked

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 20 April 1850, in Paris; died 29 February 1924, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, lithographer, illustrator. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Impressionist group.

Jean-François Raffaëlli's father was a failed Italian businessman and Raffaëlli himself was, among other things, a church chorister, actor and theatre singer. He then studied under Gérôme at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He travelled to Italy, Spain and Algeria and on his return to France settled in Asnières....

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