Friday, October 11, 2013

A few twisted, uncomfortable women by French Painter Jacques-Emile Blanche 1861-1942


Jacques-Emile Blanche (French Painter, 1861-1942) Woman Reading 1899


Jacques-Émile Blanche, born in Paris, was brought up in a house once belonging to the Princesse de Lamballe, which retained its atmosphere of 18th century elegance & apparently formed his taste. Although he received some art instruction from Henri Gervex, he was largely a self-taught portraitist. He wrote a book, Portraits of a life-time: the late Victorian era: the Edwardian pageant: 1870-1914 (London: J.M. Dent, 1937). German-born English Impressonist painter Walter Sickert said of him, "he is liable to twist things he hears."  He seems to twist many of his sitters into similar predicaments.


Jacques-Emile Blanche (French Painter, 1861-1942) A Barrone in Louis XVI Costume 1893


Jacques-Emile Blanche (French Painter, 1861-1942) Colette 1905


Jacques-Emile Blanche (French Painter, 1861-1942) Femme en 1887


Jacques-Emile Blanche (French Painter, 1861-1942) Desirée Manfred


Jacques-Emile Blanche (French Painter, 1861-1942) Donna Olga Caracciolo dei Duchi di Castelluccio, later Baroness de Meyer, 1889.


Jacques-Emile Blanche (French Painter, 1861-1942) Eugenia Huicidi Errazuriz


Jacques-Emile Blanche (French Painter, 1861-1942) Portrait of a Lady


Jacques-Emile Blanche (French Painter, 1861-1942) Self Portrait


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