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Louis-Remy-Eugène Desjobert, 1817-1863

Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 1817.04.16
Place of Birth: Chateauroux
Date of Death: 1863.10.26
Place of Death: Paris


Louis-Remy-Eugène Desjobert was a landscape painter.


Desjobert studied under Jolivard and d'Aligny, becoming a regular exhibitor at the Salon between 1842 and 1863. In 1855 he was awarded a third class medal and in 1861 a second class. In 1863 he received the Légion d'honneur, an honour bestowed on JW in 1892.

In July 1863 Fantin-Latour spoke critically of Desjobert in a letter to JW as one of those entrenched in the academic system, showing little desire for progress and innovation (#01078).


Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Paris, 1956-61.