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Emile Frederic Ragot was born in Paris in 1872 and studied at the L’Ecole de Beaux Arts. His father, Jules Felix Ragot, was a bronze sculptor. Frederick initially worked in oils and pastels, creating landscapes, portraits, and figures. In 1907, the French government purchased Crepuscule to decorate the French legation in Peking. A l’Abri des Grandes Arbes was bought by the city of Paris in 1914 and was added to the Louvre Museum’s collection. Frederick was awarded the Gold Prize i (showing 500 of 2058 characters).