Charles Boulanger de Boisfremont

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Charles Boulanger de Boisfremont, one of the pages of Louis XVI, went to America during the Revolution, and there taught himself painting. On his return he commenced exhibiting his works, in which he seems to have adopted Prud'hon as his model. Art is indebted to him for the restoration of the pictures at Versailles when they were in a very bad state of decay. The date of his birth is uncertain. He died in 1838. He exhibited amongst others the following:

  • The Death of Abel. 1803.
  • Hector upbraiding Paris (gold medal and 500 francs). 1806.
  • The Descent of Orpheus into Hell (gold medal and 1000 francs). 1808.
  • The Clemency of Napoleon towards the Princess of Hatzfeld (purchased by the Government, and executed in tapestry at the Gobelins for the cabinet of Napoleon at the Tuileries). 1808.
  • The Education of Jupiter on Mount Ida (forming the ceiling of the pavilion of Marsan). 1812.
  • The Good Samaritan (in the Rouen Museum.). 1822.
  • The Death of Cleopatra (also in the Rouen Museum). 1824.
  • The Chastity of Joseph. 1826.
  • Le Déshabillé. Same year.


This article incorporates text from the article "BOISFREMONT, Charles 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.