COUDER Auguste (b. 1790, London, d. 1873, Paris) Nationality : French
French painter. A pupil of Jean-Baptiste Regnault and Jacques-Louis David, he exhibited for the first time in the Salon of 1814 with The Death of General Moreau (Brest, Musee Municipal). In 1817 The Levite of Ephraim (Arras, Abbaye St Vaast, Musee des Beaux-Arts) was widely praised by the critics. In 1818 he received his first official commission, for the decoration of the vaulted ceiling of the vestibule to the Galerie d'Apollon in the Louvre (in situ). Couder's reputation as a history painter was based on the commissions he executed for the Musee Historique in Versailles.