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French, 17th century, male.

Born 2 February 1616, in Montpellier; died 8 May 1671, in Paris.

Painter, fresco artist, engraver, draughtsman. History painting, religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, battles, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, landscapes with figures.

Realism.

Sébastien Bourdon was the son of Martin Bourdon, master painter and stained glass worker, who gave him a grounding in his craft. At the age of seven Bourdon went to Paris with an uncle and was placed under the tutelage of Jean Barthélemy. At 14, heading South again, he stopped long enough in Bordeaux to paint frescoes on a ceiling of a local château, which suggests a degree of artistic proficiency. However, the young artist did not meet with much success and, after a miserable stay in Toulouse, he became a soldier, a job for which he was ill-suited. He managed to obtain his release and was 18 when he left for Rome. He visited Venice and other large Italian cities. From 1634 to 1637 he lived in Rome from the copies, some say pastiches, he produced of Cerquozzi, Benedetto Castiglione, Lodovico Carracci, Claude Lorraine, Andrea Sacchi, and particularly Bamboccio (Van Laer). He was a Calvinist, had to leave Rome when a colleague, the painter de Rieux, reported him as a heretic to the Holy Inquisition....

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1823, in St-Nicolas-d'Attez; died 11 September 1891, in Colombes.

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes, still-lifes.

Realism.

Théodule Augustin Ribot worked his way into the École des Arts et Métiers (School of Arts and Crafts) in Châlons. Upon the death of his father, he went to Paris and took up employment decorating blinds. He subsequently joined Glaize's studio. After a three-year stay in Germany, he returned to Paris and made a living for some time copying paintings by Watteau for the USA. He made his debut at the Paris Salon in 1861 with four canvases entitled; ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 26 July 1800, in Paris; died 24 April 1874, in Paris.

Painter, lithographer. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Realism.

Son of Jean Joseph Franeois Tassaert and pupil of Pierre Girard and Guillon Lethière, this artist enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts on 1 February 1817. Like his four brothers and his sister, Octave Tassaert had an unhappy childhood and, according to his biographer Bernard Prost, his father was in the habit of turning his children out when they reached the age of twelve. Octave Tassaert was obliged to earn a crust as an engraver when still only a child. He worked initially alongside his brother Paul, then in the workshop of Franeois Girard until, in about 1817, he turned to painting. His early hardships were to affect him throughout the rest of his life and his lack of formal education may have been the principal contributory factor in the solitary life he led which ended in alcohol addiction and death. He took his own life, as the poor often did, by inhaling carbon monoxide fumes from a coal burner....