Rare portrait of Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre from 1839. Lithograph by Bernard Julien. Le Voleur was an illustrated literary magazine published weekly in Paris beginning in 1828. This print was offered as a supplement to the publication in 1839.
Bernard Romain Julien was born on 16 November 1802 in Bayonne. He was trained to draw in his home town between 1815 and 1818 before moving to Paris, where he studied painting from 1822 onwards under Antoine-Jean Gros at the École des Beaux-Arts.
He exhibited some paintings and drawings at the Paris Salon between 1833 and 1850, but principally showed lithographs, for which he was known. He produced lithographs of other artists, like George Henry Hall’s Cours de Dessin. In 1840, he published Étude à deux crayons. (wiki)
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