Wilhelm Heinrich Schlesinger
Spanish Farmers, c. 1845
Oil on paper
42.5 x 33 cm
Henri-Guillaume Schlesinger, originally Wilhelm
Heinrich Schlesinger (6 August 1814, Frankfurt am Main - 21 February 1893,
Neuilly-sur-Seine) was a French portrait and genre painter of
German birth. He was especially known for his lively and sensitive depictions
of young women.
painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, and was originally active in that
city. He then moved to Paris, where he participated in the Salon from 1840 to
1889 and received two medals.
visit to Istanbul in 1837, he was commissioned to do several official paintings
of Sultan Mahmud II.
painting "The Five Senses" was purchased by Empress Eugénie in 1865.
The following year, he was named a Chevalier in the Legion of Honor and became
a French citizen in 1870, just before the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War.
During the war and the subsequent Commune, he lived in London.
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