Leon Bonnat

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Leon Bonnat

18 artworks

French Academic Classical painter, teacher, portraitist and collector

Born 6/20/1833 - Died 1922

Born in Bayonne (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France)

Died in Picardy (France)

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Jeune Fille Italienne

Italian Girl

Oil on canvas

93 x 72 cms | 36 1/2 x 28 1/4 ins

Private collection, ,

Italian Girl with a Jug

1875

Oil on canvas

46 x 32.5 cms | 18 x 12 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

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Portrait of Jules Grévy

1880

Oil on canvas

152 x 116 cms | 59 3/4 x 45 1/2 ins

Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

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First Steps

Oil on Canvas

56.5 x 96.5 cms | 22 x 37 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

Portrait de Madame Bonnat assise

1865

Oil on canvas

91.9 x 72.9 cms | 36 x 28 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

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The Broken Jug

Oil on Canvas

35.6 x 55.9 cms | 14 x 22 ins

Private collection, ,

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The Broken Pitcher

The Dilemma

Oil on canvas

157.5 x 92.1 cms | 62 x 36 1/4 ins

Private collection, ,

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BONNAT, LEON JOSEPH FLORENTIN (1833-1922), French painter, was born at Bayonne on the 20th of June 1833. He was educated in Spain, under Madrazo at Madrid, and his long series of portraits shows the influence of Velázquez and the Spanish realists. In 1869 he won a medal of honor at Paris, where he became one of the leading artists of his day, and in 1888 he became professor of painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. In May 1905 he succeeded Paul Dubois as director. His vivid portrait-painting is his most characteristic work, but his subject pictures, such as the Martyrdom of St Denis in the Pantheon, are also famous.

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