Jean-Antoine-Siméon Fort

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Panoramic view of the Siege of Gdańsk by French forces in 1807 by Jean-Antoine-Siméon Fort

Jean-Antoine-Siméon Fort (1793–1861) was a French artist who painted in both oil and water colours.[1] The French King Louis-Philippe commissioned several of his works.

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In 1842 Fort exhibited four canvases of battles and sieges at the Salon. They had been ordered by King Louis-Philippe for the "musée historique de Versailles".[2] The following year he was commissioned to produce a view of the royal residence (View of the Palace of Compiègne (1843)).[3]

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References[edit]

  • Artnet staff, Jean-Antoine-Simeon Fort (French, 1793-1861), www.artnet.com, retrieved September 2013 Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  • Starcky, Emmanuel (23 April 2012), "The patronage and collections of Louis-Philippe and Napoleon III during the era of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert", in Avery-Quash, Susanna (ed.), Essays from a study day held at the National Gallery, London on 5 and 6 June 2010 (PDF), Royal Collection Trust, ISBN 978-1905686-75-9, retrieved September 2013 Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)