Charles Zacharie Landelle (1821 - 1908)
[Charles Landelle, Ch Landelle]
Among the most eminent of French figure painters of the older school was Charles Landelle, who was
born at Laval, in Mayenne, in 1821, and was a pupil of Paul Delaroche and Ary Scheffer. He never
equalled either of his masters in power of expression, but possessed a soft and pleasing style of his own.
His life was extremely successful as a painter of easel pictures, portraits, and decorative compositions, and
examples of him are to be found in all the museums of Paris and the departments of France, and in many of the
best American collections. The "Rebecca" is one of his pictures purchased by the Government. Landelle was
repeatedly medalled from 1842 down, and in 1855 was received into the Legion of Honor for his
picture "The Virgin Resting," which now hangs in the Louvre.
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