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Jean-Antoine-Théodore Gudin, 1802-1880

Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 1802.08.15
Place of Birth: Paris
Date of Death: 1880.04.12
Place of Death: Boulogne-sur-Seine

Identity:

Jean-Antoine-Théodore Gudin was a French painter and printmaker.

Life:

Gudin studied under Anne-Louis Girodet and Antoine-Jean Gros at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and then under Eugène Delacroix and Théodore Géricault. He became particularly well known for his historical naval scenes. He was appointed official artist to a number of military expeditions and in the 1830s Louis-Philippe commissioned him to paint 97 scenes illustrating French naval history for the galleries at Versailles. He exhibited at the R.A. and British Institution in London sporadically between 1837 and 1873.

Bibliography:

Beraud, E. (ed.), Baron Gudin: Souvenirs, 1820-70, Paris, 1921; Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61; Thieme, Ulrich, Felix Becker, and Hans Vollmer, Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, 1960; Leoussi, Athena S. E., 'Baron (Jean-Antoine-)Théodore Gudin', The Grove Dictionary of Art Online, ed. L. Macy, http://www.groveart.com (accessed 21 March 2002).