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Léopold Robert

Robert, Léopold (lāôpôldˈ rōbĕrˈ) [key], 1794–1835, French genre painter, b. Switzerland; pupil of J. L. David. He excelled in depicting Italian folk life in a classical style. His two best-known paintings, Pilgrimage of the Madonna of the Arc and Harvesters in the Pontine Marshes, are in the Louvre.

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