Edouard Bertin

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1797 - 1871

Bertin was trained initially as a history painter at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, but turned to landscape painting early on in his career. In 1816 he entered the studio of Jean-Joseph-Xavier Bidauld and two years later he joined the studio of Louis-Etienne Watelet, also a landscape painter.

Portrait of Edouard Bertin
Ducarme, ‘Portrait of Edouard Bertin’, Coll. Archiv f.Kunst & Geschichte
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But it was in Jean Victor Bertin's (1767-1842) studio that Edouard Bertin (no relation) met his future sketching companions, Corot and Théodore Caruelle d'Aligny (1798-1871).

In 1827 Bertin returned to Paris from a two-year stay in Italy to join Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres as a pupil in his studio. While in Italy he executed a large number of drawings mostly of views of Italian hill towns and famous sites.

Related paintings

View of the Gorge at Civita Castellana
Probably by Edouard Bertin
View of the Gorge at Civita Castellana