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Edme Saint-Marcel (Paris, 1819–Fontainebleau, 1890)

A painter, illustrator and printmaker, known primarily as an animal painter, Edme Saint-Marcel studied in the studios of Steuben, Caruel d’Aligny and Léon Cogniet before working alongside Delacroix. Through Delacroix’s teaching, he developed a strong affinity for animals, and his studies are often very similar to those of his master, although he demonstrates an individual sense of composition. Saint-Marcel was also a talented landscape painter; in order to be closer to nature, he moved to Fontainebleau around 1845. From this time on, his entries to the Salons included numerous landscapes of forests and "effects" of winter and spring.

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