François Bouchot

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François Bouchot

François Bouchot (1800–1842), a painter and engraver, was born in Paris in 1800. He studied engraving under Richomme, and then became a pupil of Regnault, and subsequently of Lethière, and obtained the 'grand prix de Rome' in 1823. He exhibited at the Salon from 1824 till his death, which occurred in Paris in 1842. A 'Drunken Silenus' by him is in the Lille Gallery, and the 'Burial of General Marceau ' in the Mairie at Chartres. He was also celebrated for his portraits.

Selection of Bouchot's works
Portrait of José de San Martín, painted in 1828. Now at United States Military Academy Museum
Portrait of Jacques François Dugommier, painted in 1836. Now at the Palace of Versailles
Napoleon Bonaparte in the coup d'état of 18 Brumaire in Saint-Cloud. Painted in 1840, now at the Palace of Versailles


  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Bouchot, François". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.