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Pierre Andrieu (1821–1892)

Andrieu joined Delacroix’s studio in 1844, accepting the severe apprenticeship imposed by the painter on young artists who could help him with his large decorative projects.

From 1850 to 1861, he was an unobtrusive but efficient collaborator: he worked alongside Delacroix in the library of the Palais Bourbon, in the Galerie d’Apollon at the Louvre, and at the Hôtel de Ville. In keeping with Delacroix’s demands, he worked to adapt his own style to that of the master; he therefore rarely had an opportunity to free himself from his learned "manner."

However, the notes he took concerning Delacroix’s working methods are invaluable.

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