Sunday, September 10, 2017

17 Paintings, Streets of Paris, by its Artists from 1850-1910 - Part 6 - With Footnotes

Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Wikipedia

Marie-François Firmin-Girard, FRENCH
LE DIMANCHE AU BAS-MEUDON
Oil on canvas 
39 3/8 by 59 in., 100 by 150 cm
Private Collection

Meudon is a municipality in the southwestern suburbs of Paris. The northwest part of Meudon, overlooking the Seine, is known as Bellevue.

Marie-François Firmin-Girard, FRENCH
LE DIMANCHE AU BAS-MEUDON
Detail

François-Marie Firmin-Girard, born 29 May 1838 in Poncin ( Ain ) and died 8 January 1921 in Montlucon ( Allier ), is a historical painter of religious subjects, genre scenes, portraits, landscapes, still lifes and flowers.

He established himself very early, in Paris. He entered the School of Fine Arts in 1854 in the workshops of Charles Gleyre and Jean-Léon Gérôme . He won the second Prix de Rome in 1861 and set up his studio at Boulevard de Clichy in Paris. From 1859 he exhibited at the Paris Salon and the Salon of French artists , winning numerous medals. Sometimes with a realistic style, sometimes close to Impressionism, always with a beautiful light, he painted with equal ease his history paintings, genre scenes, landscapes and flowers. Among his many works are cited San Sebastian, After the Ball, Shopping flowers, The Betrothed, The Terrace at Le Quai Onival or flowers. Firmin-Girard was certainly one of the most popular painters of the public of his time in Paris. More

Pierre Bonnard
LA PLACE CLICHY
Oil on board laid down on cradled panel
20 3/4 by 26 3/8 in. 52.8 by 67.4 cm
Private Collection

Pierre Bonnard
Goûter au jardin
Oil on canvas 
14 7/8 x 17 7/8 in. (38 x 45.4 cm.)
Private Collection

Pierre Bonnard
The rue Tholozé and the Moulin de la Galette
Oil on canvas 
Height: 66 cm (25.98 in.), Width: 34.3 cm (13.5 in.)
Private Collection

Pierre Bonnard
Rue Tholozé (also known as Montmartre in the Rain), c. 1897
Oil on canvas 
Height: 70 cm (27.56 in.), Width: 95 cm (37.4 in.)
Van Gogh Museum  (Netherlands - Amsterdam) 

Theo Tobiasse
Les bouffons du jardin Notre Dame
Oil on paper glued on canvas
20 1/4 x 26 3/8 in.
Private Collection

Luigi Loir
Le Louvre, Paris
Oil on canvas 
39 3/8 by 59 in., 100 by 150 cm
Private Collection


Luigi Aloys Francois Joseph Loir, born 22 December 1845 in Goritz, Austria (now Nova Gorica in Slovenia ), and the died 9 February 1916 in Paris , was a painter , illustrator and lithographer.

Luigi Loir is the son of Tancred Loir François and Thérèse Leban, his wife, respectively valet and housekeeper of the French royal family in exile in Austria. Housed in the duchy of Parma in 1847, Luigi Loir studied at the School of Fine Arts in Parma in 1853. His first painting wass the landscape in Villiers-sur Seine (1865), two years after his return to Paris. He became known for his ceiling paintings. He worked with Jean Pastelot (1820-1870).


He was appointed Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1898. More

Pierre Bonnard
Café Terrace, c. 1898
Oil on canvas 
Height: 33.8 cm (13.31 in.), Width: 49.5 cm (19.49 in.)
Cleveland Museum of Art  (United States - Cleveland, Ohio) 

Pierre Bonnard, see above


Pierre Bonnard
Narrow Street in Paris, c. 1897
Oil on canvas 
Height: 37.1 cm (14.61 in.), Width: 19.6 cm (7.72 in.)
 The Phillips Collection (United States - Washington, DC) 



Eugène Galien-Laloue
The Church of St. Augustin, Paris
Oil on canvas 
39 3/8 by 59 in., 100 by 150 cm
Private Collection

The Église Saint-Augustin de Paris (Church of St. Augustine) is a Catholic church located at 46 boulevard Malesherbes in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. The church was designed to provide a prominent vista at the end of the boulevard both of which were built during Haussmann's renovation of Paris under the Second French Empire. More

Eugène Galien-Laloue (1854–1941) was a French artist of French-Italian parents and was born in Paris on December 11, 1854. He was a populariser of street scenes, usually painted in autumn or winter. His paintings of the early 1900s accurately represent the era in which he lived: a happy, bustling Paris, la Belle Époque, with horse-drawn carriages, trolley cars and its first omnibuses. Galien-Laloue's works are valued not only for their contribution to 20th-century art, but for the actual history, which they document. His work can be seen at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Louvier; Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Rochelle; Mulhouse, France.

A typical Galien-Laloue painting depicts sidewalks and avenues crowded with people or tourists mingling before the capital's monuments. He also painted the landscapes of Normandy and Seine-et-Marne, as well as military scenes he was commissioned to produce in 1914. The Republic of France selected Galien-Laloue to work as a 'war artist,' both during the Franco-Prussian War and World War I, chiefly in watercolor. More

Eugène Galien-Laloue, 1854-1941, FRENCH
PORTE SAINT-DENIS, PARIS
Gouache and watercolor on paper
31.5 by 49.5cm., 12½ by 19½in.
Private Collection

Edouard Léon Cortés
The flower market, Place de la Madeleine
Oil on canvas 
14 1/4 x 17 1/2in (36.2 x 44.4cm)
Private Collection

Edouard Léon Cortés
Le boulevard de la Madeleine
Oil on canvas 
20 1/2 x 31 1/2in (52 x 80cm)
Private Collection

Michele Cascella
Domenica Parigina, Sunday in Paris
Oil on canvas 
19 3/4 x 29in (50.2 x 73.6cm)
Private Collection

Michele Cascella (7 September 1892 – 31 August 1989) was an Italian artist. Primarily known for his oil paintings and watercolours, he also worked in ceramics, lithography, and textiles. He exhibited regularly at the Venice Biennale from 1924 until 1942, and his works are owned by major museums in Italy and Europe, including Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris, and Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome. More

Eugène Galien-Laloue
Promeneurs Et Vapeurs Sur Le Quai D'Orsay
Gouache on paper
7 7/8 x 12 1/2in.
Private Collection

Frits Thaulow
A Parisian Street Scene in Winter
Oil on canvas 
29 x 23 3/4in
Private Collection


Victor Dargaud, B. CIRCA 1850, FRENCH
L'HÔTEL DE VILLE DE PARIS
Oil on canvas
60 by 81.5cm., 23½ by 32in
Private Collection


PAUL EMMANUEL PÉRAIRE, (french 1829-1893) 
BORDS DE LA SEINE 
Oil on canvas 
15 3/4 x 25 3/8 in. (40 x 64.5cm)
Private Collection

LOUIS-ROBERT CARRIER-BELLEUSE, FRENCH (1848-1913)
Le vendeur de crêpe/ The pancake seller, c. 1874
 Oil on canvas
92 x 73cm. (36 ¼ x 28 ¾in.)
Private collection, United States




























Acknowledgement: BONHAMS NEW YORK Freeman's, Sotheby's

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