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Thomas Couture
Nationality: 
french
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1815
Birth Place: 
Senlis, Oise
Death Date: 
1879
Death Place: 
Villiers-le-Bel
Academic history and genre painter. Studied under Baron A. J. Gros and Paul Delroche. Won Prix de Rome in 1837. Was very popular as a teacher. His pupils included Edouard Manet, Jean-François Millet, Puvis de Chavannes, William Morris Hunt, and John La Farge. Membership in the Legion of Honour, 1848.