Prosper Georges Antoine Marilhat studied in Paris at the Atelier de Roqueplan. He became known for his classical landscapes bathed in a golden Mediterranean light. He first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1831, and in the same year began travels that would take him throughout Greece and the Middle East. He subsequently produced many paintings of Arabic architecture and Roman and Greek ruins. Upon his return to Paris in 1833, he embarked on a successful career that was tragically curtailed by his early death at the age of 36.
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Royal Cornwall Museum
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