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Claude Joseph Vernet (Avignon 1714 - Paris 1789, attr.) - Artist
Marine a. landscape painter, a master fo the 'sublime'. V. was taught painting in the studio of his father Horace. With a scholarship he could move to Italy in 1743 where he stayed for a long time. Commissioned by the French royal house he began painting the country's important harbours in 1753. Mus.: Paris (Louvre), Lyon, Avignon, Brüssel, Dallas, Philadelphia a. others. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit a. others.