Laurent Dabos

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Thomas Paine, portrait from circa 1791, now at the National Portrait Gallery

Laurent Dabos, a painter of portraits and of historical and genre subjects, who was born at Toulouse in 1761, was instructed by François André Vincent, and first exhibited at the 'Exposition de la Jeunesse' in 1788. Among his works may be mentioned: 'Mary of England, Queen of France, lamenting the death of her husband, Louis XII.,' 'The Return of the Grande Armée,' and 'Louis XVI. writing his Will,' a picture painted in the Temple during the captivity of the royal family. Besides these he painted from life the portrait of the Dauphin (Louis XVII). He died in Paris in 1835. His wife, Jeanne Bernard, who was a pupil of Madame Guyard, also painted genre subjects. She was born at Luneville in 1763, and died in 1842.

Another portrait of Thomas Paine, a detail of the previous one, ca. 1792, at the National Portrait Gallery of the United States


This article incorporates text from the article "DABOS, Laurent" 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.