Théodore Caruelle d'Aligny
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Claude François Théodore Caruelle d'Aligny (1798–1871) was a French landscape painter.
He was born at Chaumes (Nièvre) in 1798. In 1808 he went to Paris, where he studied painting under Watelet, Regnault and Victor Bertin. He made his debut in 1822 with an historical landscape on the subject of Daphnis and Chloe.In 1824–7 he travelled in Italy, where he became friend of Corot. He was to return to Italy several more times. He settled in Paris, making frequent visits to Fontainebleau, Barbizon, and the coast of Normandy. In 1843 he went to Greece to make drawings of the major ancient sites, and then continued to Asia Minor.
He was awarded a medal of the first class in 1837, and the Legion of Honour in 1842. His View of Genazzano, Environs of Rome, and View of Royat, France, were sent by the French Government to the International Exhibition of 1862 in London. He was described by Théophile Gautier as the "Ingres of landscape painting".
His most important works include:
- Amiens. Museum. The Good Samaritan. 1834.
- Besançon. Museum. Christ at Emmaus. 1837.
- Bordeaux. Museum. The Infant Bacchus educated by the Nymphs of Naxos. 1848. (pictured)
- Caen. Museum. Death of Du Guesclin. 1838.
- Carcassonne. Museum. Hercules and the Hydra. 1842.
- Nantes. Museum. The Entrance of the Village of Corpo di Cava, between Naples and Salerno.
- Paris. S.-Paul.-S.-Louis. Landscape, with Baptism of Christ.
- Paris. Saint-Étienne-du-Mont.'Two Landscapes with Biblical subjects.
- Rennes. Museum. Landscape, with a Monk at Prayer. 1839.
He also etched a series of ten views of the most celebrated sites of ancient Greece.
- "Théodore Caruelle d’Aligny (1798–1871)". Musée Delacroix. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
This article incorporates text from the article "CARUELLE DALIGNY, Claude François Théodore" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.
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