Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Louisiana paintings by French-born artist Alfred Boisseau 1823–1901


Alfred Boisseau (Paris-born American painter, 1823–1901) Miss Denegre or Miss Macheca


Alfred Boisseau (Paris-born American painter, 1823–1901) A Choctaw Woman in Louisiana


Alfred Boisseau (Paris-born American painter, 1823–1901) The Photographer


Alfred Boisseau was born in Paris, & studied with French academic painter, Paul Delaroche. He showed at the Paris Salon. During the 1840s, he sailed for America. He resided in New Orleans between 1845 & 1848. He was probably drawn to the city, because his brother served as secretary to the French consul.  While in New Orleans, Boisseau came into contact with the Choctaw Indians, who were eventually forced to leave Louisiana.


Alfred Boisseau (Paris-born American painter, 1823–1901) Portrait of Young Woman 1849


He exhibited 2 works at the 1849 National Academy of Design in New York, a portrait & a Creole landscape. He had traveled to Cleveland by 1852, where he advertised as a portrait & landscape painter, art teacher, & art dealer. He remained in Ohio, until 1859. He settled in Montreal in 1860, where he was known to produce portraits of local society. He died in Buffalo, New York, in 1901.



Alfred Boisseau (Paris-born American painter, 1823–1901)The Artist and Her Models


Alfred Boisseau (Paris-born American painter, 1823–1901) Julie Bruneau Papineau 1872


Monday, October 28, 2013

Louisana paintings by French-born François Bernard (1812–a 1880)


François Bernard (French-born Louisiana painter, 1812–a 1880) Paulina de Graffenried (Mrs. James Belton Pickett) and Sallie Pickett (Mrs. Robert C. Cummings)


Portrait, landscape, & genre painter, Francois Bernard is known in Louisiana primarily for his portraits in oil, pastel, & watercolor. He was probably born Nimes, France.


François Bernard (French-born Louisiana painter, 1812–a 1880) Choctaw Village Near Chefuncte


He studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts at Paris & Collin' & exhibited in the Paris salon between 1842 & 1849. His portraits of Louisiana residents are dated as early as 1848, when he apparently was visiting.


François Bernard (French-born Louisiana painter, 1812–a 1880) Basilice Toledano - Mrs John MacDonald Taylor


Bernard returned in Dec. 1856, to settle in New Orleans, supposedly at the invitation of a group of sugar planters who wanted him to paint their portraits. He worked in New Orleans during the winter months & traveled as an itinerant painter in
the summer.


François Bernard (French-born Louisiana painter, 1812–a 1880) Girl in White Dress


It is probable that Bernard returned to France during these travels, since his children were born there (ca. 1857 & ca. 1862). He seems to have left New Orleans during the Civil War & traveled, especially around Mandeville, Louisiana, where he painted local Indians.


François Bernard (French-born Louisiana painter, 1812–a 1880) Elizabeth Alice Briot Alces


In February of 1867, it was reported that he had returned to the city. He taught drawing to Alexandre Alaux & advised the continuation of his studies in Europe.


François Bernard (French-born Louisiana painter, 1812–a 1880) Two Chitimacha Indians


He exhibited in New Orleans at Wageners in 1867; at the Grand State Fair in 1868; at Wagener & Meyer's from 1869-71; & at the American Exposition from 1885-6. About 1875, Bernard left New Orleans for Peru.


François Bernard (French-born Louisiana painter, 1812–a 1880) Lise Jone McCall - Mrs Frederick G Freret


François Bernard (French-born Louisiana painter, 1812–a 1880) Mrs Mary Campbell Strother Moore


François Bernard (French-born Louisiana painter, 1812–a 1880) Delphine Odile Fleitas - Madame Alcee Villere


François Bernard (French-born Louisiana painter, 1812–a 1880) Angele Longer - Mrs Evan Jones McCall

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Louisiana paintings by French-born Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans 1801–1888

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Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans (French-born Louisiana artist, 1801–1888) Member of the Beauviais-Decuir Family

Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans (1801–1888) was a French neoclassical portrait painter working in New Orleans in the 1840s-1850s.

Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans (French-born Louisiana artist, 1801–1888) Antoinette Decuir

Amans was trained in the French neoclassical tradition of portraiture. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1831 to 1837.

Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans (French-born Louisiana artist, 1801–1888) Corinne Knott - Mrs Gustave Miltenberger

Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans (French-born Louisiana artist, 1801–1888) Augustine Massicot Tanneret

Artist Jean Joseph Vaudechamp & Amans traveled on the same ship from France to New Orleans in 1837. Following Vaudechamp’s departure from Louisiana, in 1839, Amans assumed the role as the most celebrated portraitist in Louisiana.

Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans (French-born Louisiana artist, 1801–1888) Madame Francoise Gabrielle Rosa Montegut Pitot

Amans later returned to Paris, where he died in 1888.

Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans (French-born Louisiana artist, 1801–1888) Clara Mazureau

Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans (French-born Louisiana artist, 1801–1888) Women in Green Dress A Member of the Beauvais-Decuir Family

Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans (French-born Louisiana artist, 1801–1888) Creole in a Red Turban

Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans (French-born Louisiana artist, 1801–1888) Portrait of a Lady

Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans (French-born Louisiana artist, 1801–1888) Josephine Roman Aime

Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans (French-born Louisiana artist, 1801–1888) Reverend Mother Sainte Seraphine


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Louisiana paintings by French-born Jean Joseph Vaudechamp 1790–1866


 Jean Joseph Vaudechamp (French-born New Orleans artist, 1790–1866) Mme Francoise St Amant


French-born Jean Joseph Vaudechamp (1790–1866) was a was a pupil of Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson. In the winter of 1831–32, he sailed to New Orleans, Louisiana, seeking his fortune. Many of the Louisiana Creoles identified with French culture & selected Vaudechamp to paint portraits for them. Over the next 10 years, he spent mostly winters in New Orleans, painting popular portraits of the locals.


Jean Joseph Vaudechamp (French-born New Orleans artist, 1790–1866) Lady in White Dress


Jean Joseph Vaudechamp (French-born New Orleans artist, 1790–1866) A Creole Lady


 Jean Joseph Vaudechamp (French-born New Orleans artist, 1790–1866) Edmond Jeane Forstall and Desirae Forstall


Jean Joseph Vaudechamp (French-born New Orleans artist, 1790–1866) Mrs Samuel Bell


Jean Joseph Vaudechamp (French-born New Orleans artist, 1790–1866) Mrs Antoine Julien Meffre-Rouzan


Jean Joseph Vaudechamp (French-born New Orleans artist, 1790–1866) Daughter of Samuel Hermann


Jean Joseph Vaudechamp (French-born New Orleans artist, 1790–1866) Marie Emeranthe Becnel Brou Madame Samuel Herman


Jean Joseph Vaudechamp (French-born New Orleans artist, 1790–1866) A Young Lady


 Jean Joseph Vaudechamp (French-born New Orleans artist, 1790–1866) Woman with Fur Collar


Jean Joseph Vaudechamp (French-born New Orleans artist, 1790–1866) Two Children


 Jean Joseph Vaudechamp (French-born New Orleans artist, 1790–1866) Mrs Louis Edouard Forstall ( Mathilde Plauche)


Jean Joseph Vaudechamp (French-born New Orleans artist, 1790–1866) Madame Morales de Marigny


Jean Joseph Vaudechamp (French-born New Orleans artist, 1790–1866) Woman with Fur Boa


Jean Joseph Vaudechamp (French-born New Orleans artist, 1790–1866) Fanny Augusta Hunt


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

19C Americans in their grand Victorian homes


 James Wells Champney (American artist, 1843–1903) Wedding Presents


 Eastman Johnson (American genre painter, 1824-1906).  Not at Home (An Interior of the Artist's House)


Edward Lamson Henry (American genre artist, 1841–1919) Parlor on Brooklyn Heights of Mr and Mrs John Ballard


 Seymour Joseph Guy (American artist, 1824-1910)  The Family of Robert Gordon in Their New York Dining Room 1866


Edward Lamson Henry (American genre artist, 1841–1919)Can They Go Too


Edward Lamson Henry (American genre artist, 1841–1919)The Sitting Room


 Frederick Judd Waugh (American, 1861-1940) Chess Players


Pinckney Marcius-Simons (1865 – 1909) The Writer


Samuel S. Carr (American artist, 1837–1908)  Getting Ready for the Market


Samuel S. Carr (American genre artist, 1837–1908)   Reading by the Fire


Samuel S. Carr (American genre artist, 1837–1908)  News From Her Sailor Boy


Thomas Eakins (American artist, 1844-1916)  Elizabeth Crowell with a Dog 1773-4


Eastman Johnson (American painter, 1824-1906) The Blogget Family


Daniel Huntington (American artist, 1816-1906) The Field Family in a Garden


Unknown Artist 19th-Century American School Fredericksburg, VA Family in a War-Torn House 1860s


Aaron Draper Shattuck (American artist, 1832–1928)The Shattuck Family with Grandmother, Mother, and Baby William 1865


Johannes Adam Simon Oertel (Bavarian-born American artist, 1823-1909) The Colgate Family 1866


John Barnard Whittaker (American, 1836-1926) The Lesson 1871 Detail


Eastman Johnson (American painter, 1824-1906)  The Brown Family


Eastman Johnson (American painter, 1824-1906)  The Hatch Family