Amable-Paul Coutan was a French historical painter, born in Paris in 1792. Coutan studied under Gros, and obtaining the Academy pension was thus enabled later on to improve himself at Rome. Returning to his native country he produced works, representing chiefly classical and mythological subjects, which realized considerable prices. He took a part also in the labour of decorating with religious subjects the church of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. He died in Paris in 1837.
This article incorporates text from the article "COUTAN, Amable Paul" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.
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