Vincent Vidal

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Portrait of Apollonie Sabatier, watercolor and gouache on paper

Vincent Vidal (20 January 1811 in Carcassonne – 1887 in Paris) was a French painter, pastellist, and watercolourist. He entered the École des Beaux-Arts in 1837 and studied under Paul Delaroche.[1] From 1843–87, he exhibited regularly at the Salon, where he was awarded a third-class medal in 1844 and a second-class medal in 1849.[2]

Young woman reciting the rosary, watercolor on paper

Vidal was noted especially for his portraits of fashionable Parisian women. His famous sitters included Alexandre Dumas and Empress Eugenie. Vidal was awarded the Légion d'honneur in 1852.[3]


  1. ^ Bryan, Michael (1889). Dictionary of Painters and Engravers: Biographical and Critical, Volume 2. G. Bell and Sons. p. 666.
  2. ^ Bryan, Michael and George Charles Williamson (1903). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers. Volume 5. G. Bell. p. 298. OCLC 1281916.
  3. ^ The Art Journal, Volume 49 (1887). Virtue and Company. p. 287.