Antoine Pierre Charles Favart (French, 1784 – 1867)

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Antoine-Pierre-Charles Favart (6 October 1780 – 28 March 1867) was a 19th-century French playwright, painter, engraver and diplomat.

The grandson of Charles-Simon Favart whose works he published, his own plays were presented at Théâtre du Vaudeville. He also participated as costume designer to other boulevard plays such as Le sultan du Havre by Armand d’Artois and Henri Dupin (1810).

A consul of France in Russia, secretary of the Duke of Caraman and the Duke de Polignac, in charge of diplomatic missions, he established ties with the playwright and poet Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy of whom he made an oil portrait in 1846. He has left many caricatures in the press and portraits for the Galerie théâtrale. He was afterward appointed a consul in Mons (Belgium).

A student of Joseph-Benoît Suvée, he took part to the Salon of Paris from 1806 to 1839.