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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

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Display artist/maker:

Charles-Paul-Jean-Baptiste de Bourgevin Vialart de Saint Morys , Comte

Born: 1743, France   Died: 1795, England?

Engraver and art collector. A member of the French eighteenth century aristocracy who resided at Hondainville, Oise, before emigrating to London in 1790 due to the French Revolution. He amassed a large collection of old master drawings, over 12,600, which were seized by the revolutionary authorities and moved to the Musée National, now the Louvre. After emigrating his home in Hondainville was turned into a prison. An amateur engraver, he made a number of prints after the drawings of Renaissance and Baroque artists

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