Private collection, Wassenaar
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Henri-Joseph Harpignies, also known as "the Michelangelo of trees," was born on July 18th, 1819 in Valenciennes, France. He spent most of his childhood working hard at the family's sugar beet factory. It was not until Harpignies reached the age of 27 that he started to paint and was subsequently taught by the landscape painter Achard. When the revolution of 1848 broke out, Harpignies es . . .