Fernand-Anne Piestre Cormon

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Fernand-Anne Piestre Cormon

8 artworks

French Academic Classical painter

Born 1845 - Died 1924

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Cain flying before Jehovah's Curse

circa 1880

Oil on canvas

380 x 700 cms | 149 1/2 x 275 1/2 ins

Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

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In Mourning

Oil on canvas

114.9 x 179.7 cms | 45 x 70 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

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Le Harem

Oil on canvas

54.3 x 65.4 cms | 21 1/4 x 25 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

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The Deposed Favourite

1870

Oil on canvas

54.3 x 64.7 cms | 21 1/4 x 25 1/4 ins

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Avant la pêche

Before Fishing

1888

Oil on canvas

77 x 58 cms | 30 1/4 x 22 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

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Un Dejeuner D'Amis

A Friends' Lunch

1885

Oil on canvas

92.1 x 119.4 cms | 36 1/4 x 47 ins

Private collection, ,

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Le Harem

Oil On Canvas

121 x 95 cms | 47 1/2 x 37 1/4 ins

Private collection, ,

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CORMON, FERNAND (1845-1924), French painter, was born in Paris. He became a pupil of Cabanel, Fromentin and Portaels, and one of the leading historical painters of modern France. At an early age he attracted attention by the better class of sensationalism in his art, although for a time his powerful brush dwelled with particular delight on scenes of bloodshed, such as the Murder in the Seraglio (1868) and the Death of Ravara, Queen of Lanka at the Toulouse Museum. The Luxembourg has his Cain flying before Jehovah's Curse; and for the Maine of the fourth arrondissement of Paris he executed in grisaille a series of Panels: Birth, Death, Marriage, War, &c. A Chief's Funeral, and pictures having the Stone Age for their subject, ocupied him for several years. He was appointed to the Legion of Honor in 1880. Subsequently he also devoted himself to portraiture.

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