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T Des Combes

 (early 19th century)
T. Des Combes was active/lived in Ohio.  T Des Combes is known for itenerant portrait painter.

Biography   T. Des Combes

An itinerant German painter in Ohio, T. Des Combes was the competition for Thomas Cole when he began his painting career in America, having emigrated from England.  In 1822, Cole was living in Ohio, and set out to be an itinerant portrait painter.  When he reached St. Clairsville, he learned that Des Combes (first name unknown) had already siphoned off potential business.  Cole examined his rival's work and saw a double portrait of "a very large man and his little wife.  The painter had complimented the fair lady: she was painted twice as large as her husband.  I determined to compete with this German master."(6)

The presence of the two artists led to much debate in St. Clairsville about their co   ...  Displaying 750 of 1831 characters.

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