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Louis Dupré

Nationality: French

1789 - 1837

A student of Jacques-Louis David, Dupré was appointed court painter by the King of Westphalia, Jérôme Bonaparte (youngest brother of Napoleon I). Royal commissions enabled Dupré’s journey to Italy (Naples in 1814–1816 and Rome in 1816–1819 and 1824–1831). His fascination with antiquity led him to travel across the continent as far east as Constantinople. In 1825, he published a book of his travels complete with 40 illustrations.

Place of Birth: Versailles
Place of Death: Paris

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

Associated paintings in this exhibition

View of Santa Trinità dei Monti in Rome

6: View of Santa Trinità dei Monti in Rome

Louis Dupré

Fondation Custodia

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