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Alexandre Gabriel Decamps

Decamps, Alexandre Gabriel (älĕksäNˈdrə gäbrēĕlˈ dəkäNˈ) [key], 1803–60, French genre and historical painter, engraver, and lithographer. First known for his caricatures and illustrations, he turned to painting in thick impasto and strong color. One of his richest sources was the Middle East, which he depicted in vivid detail. His Good Samaritan and Night Patrol at Smyrna are in the Metropolitan Museum.

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