François Diday

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Hugues Bovy, Monument to François Diday (1885) in the Jardin Anglais in Geneva


François Diday (1802–1877), a Swiss landscape painter, was born at Geneva. He studied in Paris and travelled in Italy, but chiefly lived in his native country. He, however, frequently exhibited in the Paris Salon, where he obtained medals in 1840 and 1841. He died in 1877, at Geneva, to which city he bequeathed his property, valued at 400,000 francs. The following are among his best works:

Path from Grimsel to Handeck, 1855, now in the Museum of Fine Arts of Sion, Switzerland



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