Théodore Caruelle d'Aligny

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Claude François Théodore Caruelle d'Aligny (1798–1871) was a French landscape painter.


The Infant Bacchus educated by the Nymphs of Naxos, 1848.

He was born at Chaumes (Nièvre) in 1798. In 1808 he went to Paris, where he studied painting under Watelet, Regnault[1] and Victor Bertin.[2] He made his debut in 1822 with an historical landscape on the subject of Daphnis and Chloe.[1]In 1824–7 he travelled in Italy, where he became friend of Corot. He was to return to Italy several more times.[2] 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.[2]

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.[1] He was described by Théophile Gautier as the "Ingres of landscape painting".[2]

Aligny died at Lyons in 1871, while holding the post of Director of the École des Beaux-Arts de Lyon.[1]


His most important works include:[1]

He also etched a series of ten views of the most celebrated sites of ancient Greece.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Bryan,1886-9
  2. ^ a b c d "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.