Jean-Jacques Henner

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Jean-Jacques Henner

17 artworks

French Academic Classical painter

Born 3/5/1829 - Died 1905

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Le reveil de l'enfant

Oil on canvas

Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dijon, France

Credit: Brian Shapiro

Nymph qui pleure

Weeping Nymph

Oil on canvas

Public collection, ,

Credit: John Lovelady

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Donna sul divano nero

Woman on a black divan

1865

Oil on canvas

193 x 180 cms | 75 3/4 x 70 3/4 ins

Musee des Beaux-Arts, Mulhouse, France

Credit: Brian Shapiro

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Portrait of a Young Girl with a Bow in Her Hair

circa 1870

Oil on canvas

53.6 x 40.6 cms | 21 x 15 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

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Alsatian Girl

1873

Oil on wood

27.2 x 18.7 cms | 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 ins

National Gallery of Art, Washington, United States

La Fontaine

1880

Oil on canvas

Musee Henner, Paris, France

A Bather

circa 1885

Oil on canvas

96.8 x 70.5 cms | 38 x 27 3/4 ins

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, United States

Credit: Brian Shapiro

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A Portrait Of A Young Girl With A Bow In Her Hair

Oil on canvas

54 x 41.2 cms | 21 1/4 x 16 ins

Private collection, ,

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A Red­haired Beauty

Oil on canvas

41 x 33.7 cms | 16 x 13 1/4 ins

Private collection, ,

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Idyll

Oil on canvas

73.7 x 59.7 cms | 29 x 23 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

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HENNER, JEAN JACQUES (1829-1905), French painter, was born on the 5th of March 1829 at Dornach (Alsace). At first a pupil of Drolling and of Picot, he entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1848, and took the Prix de Rome with a painting of Adam and Eve finding the Body of Abel (1858). At Rome he was guided by Flandrin, and, among other works, painted four pictures for the gallery at Colmar. He first exhibited at the Salon in 1863 a Bather Asleep, and subsequently contributed Chaste Susanna (1865); Byblis turned into a Spring (1867); The Magdalene (1878); Portrait of M. Hayem (1878); Christ Entombed (1879); Saint Jerome (1881); Herodias (1887); A Study (1891); Christ in His Shroud, and a Portrait of Carolus-Duran (1896); a Portrait of Mlle Fouquier (1897); The Levite of the Tribe of Ephraim (1898), for which a first-class medal was awarded to him; and The Dream (1900). Among other professional distinctions Henner also took a Grand Prix for painting at the Paris International Exhibition of 1900. He was made Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1873, Officer in 1878 and Commander in 1889. In 1889 he succeeded Cabanel in the Institut de France.

See E. Bricon, Psychologie d'art (Paris, 1900); C. Phillips, Art Journal (1888); F. Wedmore, Magazine of Art (1888).

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