François Debon

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François Debon, The Battle of Hastings in 1066, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Caen, France

François Hyppolite Debon (December 2, 1807, Paris – February 29, 1872, Paris), was a French painter. He studied under Antoine-Jean Gros and Abel de Pujol, and exhibited at the Paris Salon, where he won several medals, including a third class one in 1844 and two second class ones in 1835 and 1868.[1] Baudelaire said of Debon's 1845 painting The Battle of Hastings "What talent! What energy!" That canvas was later lost in a fire at the musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen in 1905.

Works[edit]

  • Un justicier (Self-portrait), 1835, Musée de la Vie romantique, Hôtel Scheffer-Renan, Paris;
  • La Bataille d'Hastings, 1845, musée des beaux-arts, Caen;
  • Défaite d'Attila dans les plaines de Châlons, 1848, Musée des beaux-arts de Marseille;
  • L'Entrée de Guillaume le conquérant à Londres, 1856, destroyed;
  • Portrait de Monsieur Guillard, lost;
  • Portrait en pied de Guillaume le conquérant, 1843, destroyed.

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