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Jean-Louis Ernest Meissonier (1815-1891)

GEMITO, Vincenzo (1852 - 1929)

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Media: bronze

Size: 56.2 cm

Acquired: 1927; Gift; Sir William Goscombe John

Accession Number: NMW A 277

Jean-Louis Meissonier was an artist known for his highly refined draughtsmanship. The wealthy and socially elite strove to acquire his small but very detailed historic genre scenes; for example Innocents and Card Sharpers. He also had considerable academic status and was the first ever artist to receive France’s highest national honour La Grand Croix du Légion d’Honneur.

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