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Joseph-Désiré Court

Nationality: French

1797 - 1865

Trained as a history painter and portraitist, Court studied under Antoine-Jean Gros at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. In 1821, he won the prestigious Prix de Rome, which came with a stay of three to five years in Rome. Among his many awards, he received the Legion of Honor in 1838, and in 1853, he was appointed director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, where he remained until his death in 1865.

Place of Birth: Rouen
Place of Death: Rouen

Text written and researched by Michelle Bird National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

Associated paintings in this exhibition

Study of Rocks

86: Study of Rocks

Joseph-Désiré Court

Private collection

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