Sunday, December 9, 2012

LEON GAUCHEREL (1816-1886)

Zaidan Gallery
The painter and etcher Léon Gaucherel was born in Paris. He exhibited at the Salon de Paris from 1847-1879, winning medals on numerous occasions, and being decorated with the Légion d'honneur in 1864. Gaucherel's etching are in many museum collections, including those of Saintes, Semur, and Nice, as well as the V&A in London. Besides original work, Léon Gaucherel made interpretative etchings after other artists, notably Richard Parkes Bonington and Charlotte de Rothschild.