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Merry-Joseph Blondel

Feb - 11 - 2013
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Merry-Joseph Blondel was a 19th Century French visual artist who was born in 1781.It is a neo – classicism of the artist.He was born on July 25, 1781 in Paris. He died on June 12, 1853.
After a first training in the Dilh et Guerhard porcelain factory, he became a student of Jean-Baptiste Regnault. He won the prestigious 1803 Prix de Rome for his painting Enée portant son père Anchise. He lived in Villa Médicis in Rome from 1809 to 1812, and won a gold award for his painting Mort de Louis XII. He then began a career as an interior decorator, completing works at Fontainebleau Castle, Brongniart Palace, the Louvre Museum, and the Sénat.
He was elected member of Beaux-Arts Academy in 1832, after which he was nominated professor at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts.
Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including ‘Portrait of a lady, seated in a landscape, in a white dress holding a straw hat’ sold at Christie’s New York ‘IMPORTANT OLD MASTER PAINTINGS PART II’ in 2007 for $96,000. The artist died in 1853.

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    • Birth name:    Merry-Joseph Blondel
    • Born:    25 July 1781    Paris, France
    • Died:     12 June 1853 (aged 71) Paris, France
    • Nationality:    French
    • Field:    Painting
    • Movement:    Neo-Classical

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