Michel Georges (12 January 1763 – 7 or 8 June 1843)

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Georges Michel (12 January 1763 – 7 or 8 June 1843) was a French landscape painter. An important precursor of the Barbizon school, Michel was practically unknown during his lifetime, and worked as copyist and restorer.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Michel_(painter)