Félix Boisselier

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Félix Boisselier, ' the elder,' a French historical painter, was born at Damphal (Haute-Marne) in 1776, and in early life was employed as draughtsman in a manufactory of decorative papers. At the time of the Revolution he was thrown into prison, and after regaining his liberty entered the studio of Regnault. In 1805, and again in 1806, he obtained the grand prize in painting, and towards the end of the latter year went to Rome, where he died in 1811. His 'Death of Adonis,' exhibited in 1812, is now in the Louvre.

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This article incorporates text from the article "BOISSELIER, Félix" 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.