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Dagnan-Bouveret

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DAGNAN-BOUVERET, dfin-yin boov-ra; Pascal Adolphe Jean, French painter: b. Paris, 7 Jan. 1852. He was a pupil of Gerome, and recipient in 1874 of the second (Grand Prize of Rome' He soon broke with the style of Gerome and showed the influence of Bastien Lepage. His picture of the death of Manon Lescaut, which took the medal of the third class at the Salon of 1878, showed him to in possession of an original and particularly individual style of painting. (A Wedding Party at the Photographer's,' exhibited in the Salon of 1879, was much adniired for composition and technique. But this style was too close to caricature and was soon abandoned. In the Salon of 1880 he displayed a much more serious form of talent. His picture (An Accident,' which took the medal of the first class that year, remains one of his masterpieces, being greatly admired for the truth of its types and' expressions. These early works ranked him among the most keen portrayers of our modern manners. Blessing of a Young Couple before Marriage' (1882) bore the stamp of ex traordinary poetical feeling which his later paintings — illustrating, for the most part, the life, customs and costumes of Bretagne —have served to accentuate. In his and the

Grave Diggers' artist is himself represented as the moody Danish' prince. Among his best known works are (The Consecrated Bread,' in the Luxembourg;