René Théodore Berthon
René Théodore Berthon (1776–1859) was a French painter of religious and historical subjects, and of portraits.
Berthon was born at Tours in 1776, and studied under David. He painted scriptural and historical subjects, and a large number of portraits, which, although of no great merit, gained him a certain reputation in the days of the first empire and the restoration. Among his portraits are those of Napoleon I when First Consul, Pauline Bonaparte, Mademoiselle Duchesnois, and Lady Morgan. Several of his historical pictures are at Versailles. He died in Paris in 1859.
His son, George Théodore Berthon, was a portrait artist who emigrated to England and then to Canada.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Bryan, Michael (1886). "Berthon, René Théodore". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.
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