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(1819-56). French painter.
He was the most gifted pupil of
whose studio in Rome in entered when he was 11, but in the 1840s he conceived
an admiration for
and attempted, with considerable success, to combine Ingres's
Classical linear grace with Delacroix's
His chief work was the decoration of the Cour des Comptes in the Palais
d'Orsay, Paris, with allegorical scenes of Peace and War (1844-48), but
these were almost completely destroyed by fire. There are other examples
of his decorative work, however, in various churches in Paris.
Chassériau was also an outstanding portraitist and painted nudes and
North African scenes (he made a visit there in 1846).
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