Random Inspiration: Blaise-Alexandre Desgoffe

by Matthew Innis |

When Frenchman Blaise-Alexandre Desgoffe (1830-1901) decided to specialize in painting still-lifes, it must have come as a surprise to his peers.  After all, Desgoffe had studied history painting at the École des Beaux-Arts and had been an accomplished pupil of both Hippolyte Flandrin and William Bouguereau, two greats in the field.  At the very least . . .

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