Florent Fidèle Constant Bourgeois

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Constant Bourgeois, circa 1820.

Florent Fidèle Constant Bourgeois, a French landscape painter, engraver, and lithographer, was born in Paris in 1767. He studied under David, but spent much of his time in Italy. Landon mentions him as an artist distinguished for the richness of his compositions and the purity of his style, and describes three of his pictures as being in the manner of Gaspard Poussin. He died at Passy (now in Paris), in June 1841.

Molière's house at Auteuil near Paris, drawing from 1811.

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This article incorporates text from the article "BOURGEOIS, Florent Fidèle Constant" 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.