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Frédéric Villot, 1809-1875

Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 1809
Place of Birth: Liege
Date of Death: 1875
Place of Death: Paris


Frédéric Villot was a painter, etcher, scholar and conservator of paintings at the Musée du Louvre from 1848-1861.


He published a catalogue of its collections in 1849. He was a friend of Delacroix who painted a portrait of him in about 1832 (oil on canvas; National Gallery, Prague).

In about 1867, JW seems to have asked Fantin-Latour to give Villot an etching (#08047).


Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61; 'Le destin de l'oeuvre au sein des collections nationales,' Musée du Louvre, (accessed September 2004); 'Frédéric Villot,' Musée National Eugène Delacroix, (accessed 2004).