Pascal Adolphe Jean Dagnan-Bouveret

Pascal Adolphe Jean Dagnan-Bouveret, “Orpheus’s Sorrow”, 1876, Oil on Canvas, Dahesh Museum, New York City

Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret was one of the leading French artists of the Naturalist school. He was known as a leading modern artist known for his peasant scenes, but also for his mystical-religious compositions. Dagnan-Bouveret was one of the first artists to use the then new medium of photography to bring greater realism to his paintings.

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