La Boite aux Lettres
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Philippe Jolyet ( 1832 - 1908)
A genre and portrait painter, Philippe Jolyet liked to paint often on a grand scale. He entered the l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts on 6th April 1854 and became a pupil of the formidable historical and portrait painter Léon Cogniet (1794-1880), a man who amongst his many attributes was responsible for the decor in Versailles and the Louvre.