Édouard Cibot

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Anne Boleyn in the Tower, 1835, now in the Musée Rolin in Autun

François Barthélemy Michel Édouard Cibot (1799–1877) was a French historical and landscape painter born in Paris. His masters were Guérin and Picot. During the first part of his career he devoted himself to historical painting, producing many sacred works, several specimens of which are to be seen in the churches of Paris. His most important work of this kind is the series of paintings representing 'Charity,' in the church of St. Leu at Paris. About 1863 he applied himself to landscape painting. He died in Paris in 1877. Amongst his best works are:

Funeral of Godfrey of Bouillon on the Mount of Calvary, at Jerusalem, 1828, now at the Palace of Versailles.
  • The Loves of the Angels. 1835.
  • Regina Coeli. 1846.
  • St. Theresa. 1847.
  • Convicts in 1788. 1836.
  • Chestnut-trees at Aulnay. 1855.
  • Park at Orsay. 1857.
  • The Gouffre, near Seineport. 1864. (In the Luxembourg Gallery.)
  • View at Soisy-sur-Ecolle. 1865.

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This article incorporates text from the article "CIBOT, Francois Barthélemy Michel Edouard" 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.