Bénigne Gagneraux

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The blind Oedipus commending his children to the Gods, 1784, now in the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm

Bénigne Gagneraux (1756-1795), born at Dijon, was first instructed in the school at Dijon under François Devosge, from whence he proceeded to Rome, where he acquired a reputation by his picture of the Meeting of Gustavus III. of Sweden with Pope Pius VI., which is now in the King's Palace at Stockholm. In the Dijon Museum are pictures of Soranus and Servilius, Battle of Senef, Passage of the Rhine by the French Army under Condé, a Bacchanal, a Cavalry Charge, and a Triumph of Neptune. Owing to the disturbances in Rome he quit that city, and retired to Florence, where he died in 1795. In the Uffizi at Florence are his own portrait, a Battle Scene, and a Lion Hunt.

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This article incorporates text from the article "GAGNERAUX, Bénigne" 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.