Pierre Bouillon

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"L'Enfant et la Fortune" by Bouillon, 1801

Pierre Bouillon (1776 – 15 October 1831) was a French painter and engraver. Born at Thiviers, he studied with the Académie-trained history painter Nicolas-André Monsiau.[1] He was awarded the grand prize of the Institut de France in July 1797.[2] His drawing of Laocoön and His Sons was the basis of Charles Clément Bervic's celebrated print of the statue.[3]


  1. ^ Bryan, Michael (1886). Dictionary of Painters and Engravers: Biographical and Critical. London: George Bell. p. 167. 
  2. ^ "Proceedings of the Late Quarterly Sitting of the National Institute of France". The Monthly Magazine, or British Register. 4: 283. 1798. 
  3. ^ Dyce Collection: A Catalogue. Science and Art Department, South Kensington Museum. London: George Eyre and William Spottiswoode. 1874. p. 256.