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Last NameGirardet    
Given NameKarl     
alt. NamesK. G. ; Charles Girardet / K. / C. / Carl G. ;    
Marriage    
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Year born1813 in Le Locle, canton Neuenburg, Switzerland    
Year died1871    
Place of deathVersailles / Paris, France    
Father's occupationswiss painter and copper engraver Charles‏ Girardet (1780-1863‏)    
Relativesbrother Eduard‏ Girardet (1819-1880); brother Paul Girardet; uncle: Swiss painter Abraham Girardet (1764-1823)     
Educationart studies w. the Paris painter Léon Cogniet (1794-1880); taught in painting by Louis Hersent    
Country of ActivitySwitzerland    
Worked forEdmond Charles: Voyage dans les mers du Nord à bord de la corvette la Reine Hortense, Paris 1857; Louis Figuier: Terre et les mers ou Description physique du globe, 1864; Louvre; Ludovico Ariosto: Roland furieux, 1839; Pierre Boitard: Jardin des Plantes, 1842; Rodolphe Töpffer, Voyage en zigzag..    
PatronageKing Ludwig Philipp I.; King Friedrich Wilhelm IV.    
Collaboratorsengraver Sagot et Werner on: Alphabet illustré. 80 vignettes et lettres ornées ; Léon Cogniet ; Maximilien de Meuron ; brother Eduard‏ Girardet: journey to Egypt ;    
Techniquesgeographical and topographical drawing ; landscape and genre painting    
Sample(s)www.photo.rmn.fr/LowRes2/TR6/7ESYT4/09-575082.jpg    
Archival sources    
Published sourcesAKL 55 2007: 189 ; ThB 14 1921: 167 ; Nissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ; Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz ;    
otherFurther Place of Activity: France. Mostly known for his landscape and genre paintings.    
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