Jean-Jacques Henner

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Jean-Jacques Henner

350 artworks

French Academic Classical painter

Born 3/5/1829 - Died 1905

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La Fontaine

1880

Oil on canvas

Musee Henner, Paris, France

Christ on the Cross

1889

Oil on canvas

81 x 54.5 cms | 31 3/4 x 21 1/4 ins

Musee Henner, Paris, France

The Chaste Susannah

circa 1865

Oil on canvas

Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Credit: Carol Gerten Fine Art Index

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The Bather

Oil on canvas

55.8 x 38 cms | 21 3/4 x 14 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

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Idyll - Woman with a Flute

1874

Oil on canvas

118.5 x 92.6 cms | 46 1/2 x 36 1/4 ins

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Head of a Woman with Red Scarf

Oil on canvas

63 x 38.5 cms | 24 3/4 x 15 ins

Musee Henner, Paris, France

Woman Standing

1859

Oil on paper on panel

28 x 18.7 cms | 11 x 7 1/4 ins

Musee Henner, Paris, France

Naked Woman Standing

Oil on canvas

55 x 38.2 cms | 21 1/2 x 15 ins

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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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.