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Achille Déveria

1800–1857, Paris

Achille Déveria worked primarily as a printmaker, compiling an extensive corpus of lithographs after 1822. His agreeable, genre-like subjects were fully in keeping with Restoration tastes. The fashionable subject of ‘women’ played a key role in his creative activities. Among his foremost artistic achievements, on the other hand, are the portrait lithographs he produced between 1825 and 1835, including this striking self-portrait and portraits of famous contemporaries, such as Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas and Franz Liszt.