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Pierre Charles Comte

 (1823 - 1895)
Pierre Charles Comte was active/lived in France.  Pierre Comte is known for history and genre painting.

Biography   Pierre Charles Comte


A native of Lyon, Comte studied at l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Lyons under Claude Bonneford (French, 1796-1860) and attended the Paris atelier of Joseph Nicolas Robert-Fleury (French, 1797-1890).  While adept at the grand historicizing scenes encouraged by his teachers and then so popular and prevalent in France, Comte was especially admired for his more intimate interior scenes referencing the Medieval and renaissance periods.

By concentrating on the more mundane of life activities; the opening of a window, the adjusting of a flower in a coiffure, or sampling the wares of a jeweler, Comte created a window into the opulent world of the past, but one to which contemporary viewers could relate; his figures may be   ...  Displaying 750 of 1520 characters.

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Frau am Fenster mit Stieglitzen im Käfig.
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