BORN 26 Jul 1783, Lyon - DIED 21 Mar 1868, Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon|
REAL NAME Duclaux, Jean-Antoine
GRAVE LOCATION Lyon: Cimetière de Loyasse, 43, rue du Cardinal-Gerlier (89, Chapelle Testenoire)
The family of Antoine Duclaux was thrown out of Lyons during the period of Terror in the French Revolution. Two of his brothers were executed. The family settled in Charrecy in Burgundy at the Chandelux estate. In 1805 he went to Naples to become secretary to general Fursy Compère. He spent two years at the court of Joseph Bonaparte and in 1813 he painted Hortense de Beauharnais.
He mostly painted animals and landscapes. From 1830 to 1850 he and his family spent part of the year in Fornières. He died in 1868 in Lyons and was buried at the Loyasse cemetery.
painted Beauharnais, Hortense de
Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des tombes d'hommes célèbres, Le Cherche Midi, Paris, 2003
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