Ernest Breton

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François Pierre Hippolyte Ernest Breton, a French artist and archaeologist, was born in Paris in 1812. He studied under Regnier, Watelet, and Champin, and exhibited some landscapes at the Salon. He contributed to Gailhabaud's 'Monuments anciens et modernes,' and in 1843 published 'Monuments de tous les Peuples.' His latest works were 'Pompeia,' 1855 ; 'Athènes,' 1861 ; and 'L'Alhambra,' 1873. He died in Paris in 1875.


This article incorporates text from the article "BRETON, François Pierre Hippolyte Ernest" 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.