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.