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Denis Auguste Marie Raffet
19 c. Early Modern Painter, lithographer, engraver
French, (1804–1860)
b. March 2, 1804 in Paris, France; d. February 16, 1860 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Lithographer, engraver, painter of battle scenes. draughtsman for woodcuts and copper-plate engraving. Taught by N. T. Charlet and A. J. Gros. At the age of nine, his father was killed, and his mother apprenticed him to work as a woodsman. At 18 he worked with Cabanel as a decorator of porcelains. Later he began to work on paintings. He frequented the studios of Thèodore Leblanc and Rudder. In 1824 he was taught the principles of lithography by Charlet (who he studied with for five years). He documented the Revolution and the Campaigns of the French Empire, as well as the war in Algiers.
Artist biog. master idx.; Bénézit; Getty Photo Study Coll. (Ptgs.); Thieme-Becker; Witt checklist.

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