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THOMAS COUTURE (1815-1879)

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 337 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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THOMAS COUTURE (1815-1879), French painter, was' born at Senlis (Oise), and studied under Baron A. J. Gros and Paul Delaroche, winning a Prix de Rome in 1837. He began exhibiting historical and genre pictures at the Salon in 184o, and obtained several medals. His masterpiece was his "Romans in the Decadence of the Empire" (1847), now in the Luxembourg; and his "Love of Money" (1844; at Toulouse), "Falconer" (1855), and "Damocles" (1872), are also good examples.
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