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Charles Nicolas Dodin

French, 1734 - 1803, active 1754 - 1802

Charles Nicolas Dodin became a painter at Vincennes in 1754. He became the premier painter at Sèvres and took part in some of the most important works produced there. Initially he specialized in cherubs after Boucher, on clouds or in landscapes, sometimes accompanied by trophies. By 1757 he had diversified to the point where he was producing pastorals after Boucher and Fragonard. His work appears mostly on tea wares, flower and ornamental vases, tableaux and plaques for furniture.