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Ernest Meissonier
(1815 - 1891)

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1815 Born 21 February in Lyons
1830s Earning a livelihood as a book illustrator with Tony Johannot
1834 Salon debut
1838 Marries Jenny Steinheil
1859 Commissioned to paint the "Battle of Solferino"
1861 Elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts
1870s Serves as president of the Institut de France
1870s Serves as president of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts
1888 Jenny dies in June
1889 Is the first artist to receive the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour
1890 Marries Mlle Bezançon
1891 Dies 31 January
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