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French Théodore CHASSERIAU

French Romantic painter

Source :  Françoise MICOUIN

Born: on September 20, 1819 in Santa Bárbara de Samaná, Dominican Republic
Died: on October 08, 1856 in Paris, France


Chassériau was born in El Limón, Samaná, in the Spanish colony of Santo Domingo (now the Dominican Republic). His father Benoît Chassériau was a French adventurer who had arrived in Santo Domingo in 1802 to take an administrative position in what was until 1808 a French colony. Theodore's mother, Maria Magdalena Couret de la Blagniére, was the daughter of a mulatto landowner born in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti).

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