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HIRSCH, ALPHONSE:

French painter; born in Paris 1843; died there July 15, 1884. He was a pupil of Meissonier and Bonnat, and began by sketching and etching. Of the latter art he has left many fine examples; but his chief merit is as a colorist. Hirsch exhibited at the annual salons. Among his best works are: "La Corde au Cou"; "Le Premier-Né"; "Un Dernier Regard"; "Le Modèle"; "La Convalescente" "Eu Visite"; "Premier Trouble."Among his portraits are those of Isidor, chief rabbi of France, 1877; Octave Feuillet, 1878; Alfred Naquet, 1880; Ernest Daudet, 1881; Eugène Manuel, 1884.

Bibliography:
  • La Grande Encyclopédie;
  • Nouveau Larousse Illustré.
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