François Marius Granet

Granet, François Marius (fräNswäˈ märyüsˈ gränāˈ) [key], 1775–1849, French painter; student of J. L. David. Granet is known for his depictions of church interiors, among them his numerous versions of the Choir of the Capuchin Monastery, one of which is in the Metropolitan Museum. He bequeathed much of his own best work and also his fine collection of paintings to the museum of his native Aix-en-Provence.

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