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Louis-Henri de Rudder, 1807-1881

Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 1807.10.17
Place of Birth: Paris
Date of Death: 1881.08.11
Place of Death: Paris


Louis-Henri de Rudder was a genre, history and portrait painter and lithographer.


Rudder was a student of Antoine-Jean Gros and Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet and made his début at the Salon in 1835. He was awarded a third class medal in 1840 and a second class medal in 1848. In 1863 he was created Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur for his Salon entries (cat. nos 1648, 1649). However, in July 1863 Henri Fantin-Latour, writing to JW and Alphonse Legros, mentioned Rudder as among those accepted by officialdom and alien to their principles of beauty and innovation (#01078).


Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Gravers, 8 vols, Paris, 1954-61.