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The troubled life and sublime work of Pierre-Paul Prud'hon

— August 2015

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Pierre-Paul Prud’hon, Seated Nude, arm extended, black and white chalk on blue-tinted paper, ©cliché Bernardot- Musée Baron Martin-France

Prud'hon was the favourite painter of Napoleon and Josephine - has he been somwhat neglected since then?

‘Rediscovering Old Masters: the Melosi Series’ is the sub-title of Dulwich Picture Gallery’s latest exhibition ‘Prud’hon: Napoleon’s Draughtsman’. The series’ aim is to introduce overlooked or forgotten artists and this year, for the first time in the UK, a selection of drawings by French artist Pierre-Paul Prud’hon (1758–1823),...

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