Henri Gervex

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Henri Gervex

16 artworks

French Academic Classical artist

Born 12/10/1852 - Died 1929

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Unexpected Visit

Oil on canvas

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Rolla

1878

Oil on canvas

Musee des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux, France

Cafe Scene in Paris

1877

Oil on canvas

121.9 x 164.5 cms | 47 3/4 x 64 3/4 ins

The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, United States

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The Jury for Painting, Salon des Artistes Français

1885

Oil in canvas

294 x 384 cms | 115 1/2 x 151 ins

Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

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Un soir de grand prix au pavillon d'Armenonville

An Evening of Prizes at the Armenonville Pavilion

1905

Oil on canvas

66 x 98 cms | 25 3/4 x 38 1/2 ins

Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France

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"Cinq Heures Chez Paquin"

Five Hours At Paquin

1906

Oil on canvas

113 x 172.7 cms | 44 1/4 x 67 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

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Nu a la Psyche

1910

Pastel on Paper Laid Down on C

59.5 x 73 cms | 23 1/4 x 28 1/2 ins

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GERVEX, HENRI (1852-1929), French painter, was born in Paris on the 10th of December 1852, and studied painting under Cabanel, Brisset and Fromentin. His early work belonged almost exclusively to the mythological genre which served as an excuse for the painting of the nude, not always in the best of taste; indeed, his Rolla of 1878 was rejected by the jury of the Salon pour immoralité. He afterwards devoted himself to representations of modern life and achieved signal success with his Dr Pan at the Salptrihre [The Operation], a modernized paraphrase, as it were, of Rembrandt's Anatomy Lesson. He was entrusted with several important official paintings and the decoration of public buildings. Among the first are The Distribution of Awards (1889) at the Palais de l'Industrie (now in the Versailles Museum), The Coronation of Nicolas II (Moscow, May 4, 1896), The Mayor's Banquet (1900), and the portrait group La Republique Francaise; and among the second, the ceiling for the Salle des Fêtes at the hotel de yule, Paris, and the decorative panels painted in conjunction with Blanchon for the maine of the 19th arrondissement, Paris. He also painted, with Alfred Stevens, a panorama, The History of the Century (1889). At the Luxembourg is his painting Satyrs playing with a Bacchante, as well as the large Members of the Jury of the Salon (1885). Other pictures of importance, besides numerous portraits in oils and pastel, are Communion at Trinity Church, Return from the Ball, Diana and Endymion, Job, Civil Marriage, At the Ambassadeurs, Yachting in the Archipelago, Nana and Maternity.

Source: Entry on the artist in the 1911 Edition Encyclopedia.