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DAC Collection Artist Information

Charles Eisen (aka Charles Joseph Dominique Eisen)

French painter, draftsman, and illustrator

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Eisen was noted for creating small scenes for use in book illustrations. He was popular due to his light style and talent at representing an incident or theme to be illustrated. His drawings were used in nearly 400 books during his lifetime and remained in use through to the first decade of the 19th century. He was the father of Christophe-Charles Eisen.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500024830.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Charles Eisen (aka Charles Joseph Dominique Eisen):

Charles Eisen Untitled, ca. 1760-1770
Charles Eisen, engraved by Jean Charles François Bal Chinois, ca. 1756-1769 Etching and engraving on medium-weight off-white laid paper
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