Paul Jamin

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"Le Brenn et sa part de butin" ("Brenn and His Share of the Spoils"), painting by Paul Jamin (1893), Musée des beaux-arts de La Rochelle.

Paul Joseph Jamin (9 February 1853 – 10 July 1903) was a French painter of the Academic Classicism school.

Life and career[edit]

Jamin was born in Paris in 1853.[1] He was the son of Jules Jamin, renowned physicist and permanent secretary of the French Academy of Sciences.[1] He married Augustine Marie Caroline Bastien in 1882, with whom he had four children.

His paintings were shown frequently at the Salon throughout the last quarter of the nineteenth century.[1] One of his best-known paintings is Le Brenn et sa part de butin (1893), which depicts the barbarian chieftain Brennus viewing his captives after the looting of Rome.

Jamin died in Paris on 10 July 1903.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Bryan, Michael; George Charles Williamson (1904). Bryan's dictionary of painters and engravers. III. London: George Bell & sons. p. 105. OCLC 557491136.

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