Ferdinand Wachsmuth

1802 - 1869

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Wachsmuth entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts as a student of Jean-Antoine Gros in 1825. Although he exhibited frequently at the Salon and became the director of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Versailles, only a few of his works are to be seen in public collections, notably contemporary history and battle pictures preserved at Versailles. Wachsmuth traveled to North Africa in 1832 (the same year that Delacroix visited Morocco) and this had an impact on the subject matter of his paintings for many years.

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Scene from Walter Scott's Quentin Durward

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Historical Period: 1810-1870 Romanticism
Scene from Walter Scott's Quentin Durward