Henri-Joseph de Forestier

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The Deliverance of Saint Peter, 1828, in the south arm of the transept of Rennes Cathedral

Henri-Joseph de Forestier, born at San Domingo in 1790, was a pupil of Vincent and David, and obtained in 1813 the first prize, which enabled him to go to Rome. There he became very favourably known through his paintings of Anacreon and Cupid. He died in 1872. Among his historical and genre paintings may be mentioned:

  • Christ healing the Demoniac. 1817. (Louvre, Paris.)
  • The Funeral of William the Conqueror.


This article incorporates text from the article "FORESTIER, Henri Joseph de" 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.