|PAINTER, PRINTMAKER (FRANCE)|
BORN 10 Mar 1777, Paris - DIED 2 Oct 1860, Paris|
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 32, ligne 03, V, 32)
Louis Hersent was a pupil of Jean Baptiste Regnault and of Jacques-Louis David. In 1797 he won a Second Prix de ROme for hs painting "La Mort de Caton d'Utique". In 1802 he exhibited "Metamorphosis of Narcissus" at the Salon. Further important works were "Un incident de la vie de Fénelon" (1810, Château de Malmaison) and "Le Passage du pont de Landshut" (1810, Palace of Versailles).
He married the painter Louise Mauduit, the daughter of the surveyor Antoine-René Mauduit (1731-1815). In 1822 he was elected into the Académie des beaux-arts and in 1825 he was appointed Professor of Painting at the École des beaux-arts in Paris. He continued to exhibit until 1831. Hersent died in 1860 in Paris.
Wife: Hersent, Louise (1821-1860)
was teacher to Chenavard, Paul
Gabrielli, Domenico, Dictionnaire Historique du Père-Lachaise, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles, Éditions de l'Amateur, Les, Paris, 2002
Louis Hersent - Wikipedia