Henri Jean-Baptiste Victoire Fradelle (1778-1865)
Information submitted by Professor François Grosjean, a direct descendant of the artist.
Henri Jean-Baptiste Victoire Fradelle, painter and portraitist, specialized in literary and historical subjects.
For more than a 100 years, Fradelle has mistakenly been given his son's name, Henry Joseph Fradelle. The latter trained as an artist but never reached the notoriety of his father.
Henri Jean-Baptiste Victoire Fradelle was born on June 15, 1778, in Lille, France. His father was Joseph Guillaume Fradelle, a musician, and his mother Adelaide Geneviève Valla, both originally from Paris. Fradelle was a student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris
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