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
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
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