Victor-Julien Richards ( - )

Victor Julien Richards was a French painter and illustrator born in Nantes. He began his studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Nantes before moving to Paris in 1872, where he studied under Jean-Léon Gérôme at the École des Beaux-Arts.

His artistic career focused mainly on the illustration of children's books and fairy tales. He collaborated with various authors, including George Sand and Charles Perrault, and illustrated the French edition of Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".

In addition to his illustration work, Richard painted landscapes and genre scenes in a style influenced by the Barbizon school. He exhibited his paintings at the Paris Salon and received numerous awards, including a silver medal at the Paris World's Fair in 1889.

His works can be found in various museums and collections, including the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nantes and the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

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