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Boulanger, Louis(-Candide)locked

(b Vercelli, Piedmont, March 11, 1806; d Dijon, March 5, 1867).
  • Michael Howard

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French painter, illustrator, set designer and poet. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Guillaume Lethière from 1821. The Punishment of Mazeppa (1827; Rouen, Mus. B.-A.), inspired by the scene from Byron’s poem, in which Mazeppa is tied to the back of a wildly stampeding horse, is his most important early painting and one of the key images of the Romantic movement....

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