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Christophe Fratin (1800-1864)
Christophe Fratin was born in Metz on 1/1/1801 and died in Raincy, ( Seine-el-Oise ), on 8/16/1864. The son of a taxidermist, he began his studies of sculpture under Pioche. He was subsequently accepted as a student under Ge`ricault, whose impasto technique was central to many of Fratin's animalier sculptures.
Fratin first displayed the sculpture, Fermer, an English Thoroughbred at the Paris Salon in 1831, and regular (showing 500 of 2686 characters).