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“Félix” Henri Auguste Bracquemond (1833-1914)


“Félix” Henri Auguste Bracquemond (1833-1914)
French Japonisme etcher ;
Feliz-Henri Bracquemond ; F. H. Bracquemond ; F.H. Bracquemond ; F. Braquemond ;
[Born May 22, 1833 in Paris, France – died October 29, 1914 in Brancas (near Sevres), France (also listed as Paris, France)]


FAD record control number: 51299 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


“Félix” Henri Auguste Bracquemond (1833-1914) biography:

Birth: May 22, 1833 in Paris, France ;
Death: October 29, 1914 in Brancas (near Sevres), France (also listed as Paris, France) ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Gemini ;

Known for: Etchings ;
Medium: Painter ; pen & ink ; metal plates ; pencil & paper ; clay / ceramics ;
Technique: Water color ; pastel ; drawing ; engraving ;
Subjects: Figures ; nudes ; portraits ; genre scenes ;

Areas: Paris, France ; Brancas (near Sevres), France ; London, England (1871) ;
Region: Europe ;
Lived: Paris, France ; London, England (1871) ; Brancas (near Sevres), France ;
Father: César Auguste Bracquemond (1805-1848) ;
Mother: Jeanne Géraldine (Bailly) Bracquemond (?-1869) ;
Relatives: Laurent Émile Bracquemond (1848-?), brother ;
Spouse: Marie Anne Caroline (Quivoron) Bracquemond (1840/1-1916), wife, married August 5, 1869 in Paris, France, also a talented artist and student of Ingres ;
Children: Pierre Auguste Bracquemond (1870-?), son ;

Training: Lithographic company, Paris, France, apprentice (1848) ; drawing classes in evenings (1848) ; Private studio of Joseph-Benoît Guichard (1806-1880), a student of Ingres also encouraged the artist to etch ;
Instructors: Joseph-Benoît Guichard (1806-1880) ;
Work: Lithographic company, Paris, France, apprentice (1848) ; Sèvres porcelain manufactory, Sevres, France, artistic director (ca.1871, 6 months) ;  Haviland ceramic workshops, Prais, France, artistic director (1872-1880) ;  Wrote book On Drawing and Colour ( Du Dessin et de la Couleur) ;

Taught: Private teaching of Théodore Rousseau, Corot and Manet (1885) ;

Exhibited with: Paris Salons, Paris, France (1852, 1853) ; “Exhibition of the work of Feliz-Henri Bracquemond (1833-1914)”, print room, New York Public Library, New York, NY, shown plates (December 1914) ; “Etchings”, Beard Gallery, Meyers Arcade, New York, NY (June, 1914) ; “Napoleon collection of William J Latta”, Anderson Galleries, New York, NY (December 8-9, 1914) ; Salon des Refusés, Paris, France (1856) ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, as a non-member (1886) ; First Impressionist Exhibition, Paris, France (1874) ; “‘Men of Worth’: Henri Fantin-Latour, Odilon Redon and their Contemporaries ( ‘Hommes De Valeur’ : Henri Fantin-Latour, Odilon Redon En Tijdgenoten) held at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo (2002) ; and Haviland : Art and Substance ( Haviland : L’Art et la Matière), an exhibition tracing the 160 years of the Haviland company, held at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Bordeaux (2003) ;
Awards: Portrait of Madame Paul Meurice, bronze medal (1858) ; Paris Salons, Paris, France, bronze medal, for engraving (1868), silver medal (1872), gold medal (1881) ; Légion d’Honneur, Paris, France (1882), officer of the order (1889) ; Paris Salon, Paris, France, Salon medal of honour (1884) ; Exposition Universelle, Paris, France, Grand Prix for engraving (1900) ;

Milestones: Raised working in horse stables and considered becoming a horse master ; rediscovered an ancient engraving process to produce his first work after a work by Boissieu’s She-ass and Foal ; Portrait of Erasmus (after Holbein), rejected by the 1863 French Salon, but later considered his finest etching ; Served in the French military, bastion 84 (1860s) ;

Notes: Described as “a large ‘doughy’ man known to eat an entire turkey in a sitting” ; Friends with Goncourts, Gavarni, Fantin-Latour, Legros, Manet, Edmond About, Baudelaire, Barbey d’Aurevilly, Falguière and Banville ;


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