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Jules-Robert Auguste dit Monsieur Auguste (1789–1850)

The son of a rich goldsmith, Jules-Robert Auguste worked first as a sculptor and in 1810 received the Grand Prix de Rome in this discipline.

He than gave up sculpture and devoted himself to watercolor and pastel. He took long trops to Greece, Egypt and Asia Minor, and returned with costumes, weapons and objects that he willingly loaned to the young romatic artists who gathered in his studio.

The Orléans Musée des Beaux-Arts has a large collection of his works.

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