Vincent Vidal

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Portrait of Apollonie Sabatier, watercolor and gouache on paper
Young woman reciting the rosary, watercolor on paper

Vincent Vidal (Carcassonne, 20 January 1811 – Paris, 1887) was a French painter, pastellist, and watercolourist. He entered the École des Beaux-Arts in 1837 and studied under Paul Delaroche.[1] From 1843–87, he exhibited regularly at the Salon, where he was awarded a third-class medal in 1844 and a second-class medal in 1849.[2]

Vidal was noted especially for his portraits of fashionable Parisian women. His famous sitters included Alexandre Dumas and Empress Eugenie. Vidal was awarded the Légion d'honneur in 1852.[3]


  1. ^ Bryan, Michael (1889). Dictionary of Painters and Engravers: Biographical and Critical, Volume 2. G. Bell and Sons. p. 666.
  2. ^ Bryan, Michael and George Charles Williamson (1903). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers. Volume 5. G. Bell. p. 298. OCLC 1281916.
  3. ^ The Art Journal, Volume 49 (1887). Virtue and Company. p. 287.