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Artist:     Eugène ( Benjamin Eugène) Fichel (Fichell) (1826 - 1895)
Title:     Study of flower drawing
Item ID   3214
Price:     3500.00 €


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Lovely Belle Epoque genre scene by Fichel, Eugène Benjamin Fichel (Fichell) . He was born in 1826 in Paris, † 1895 ibid, husband and teacher of Jeanne Fichel. Stud: from 1841 ECBA Paris under Michel-Martin Drölling and Paul Delaroche. As the family´s career as a painter not support, temporary work as an actor (1847 debut at the Théâtre de l´Odéon) for a living. 1847 trip to Rome. - initially historical and religious subjects, then historical (especially 18th century) genre and interiors, also portraits. The example of Ernest Meissonier following and participatory in his popularity, F. devotes anekdot. Moral narrative in naturalist.-precision, miniature-like technique (usually the smallest sizes) in sketches he uses a freer style of painting. Illustrations to A. Dumas the Younger, L´affaire Clemenceau, 1866 (with M. Levy), in V. Hugo, Torquemada, Amy Robsart, Les Jumeaux, 1893 (; Mme Victor Hugo, Victor Hugo raconté témoin par un de sa vie, 1892 F. Testard). Lith by F. C. Félix Dufourmantelle (1855) and Meyer (1874). Hons.: 1857 3rd Med Kl, 1861, Med ´69, 1870 Chevalier de la Légion d´honneur.

WORKS: AMSTERDAM, RiijksM: Joueurs d´échecs (according Bénézit). BORDEAUX, MBA. CARDIFF, NM and Gall. of Wales. DIJON, MBA. GRENOBLE, Mus. de peint. et de sculpt. Des amateurs chez un painter, 1876. MOSCOW, Mus. for business. and art (according Bénézit). LILLE, MBA. MALMAISON, Château La Lecture, 1866. MONTPELLIER, Mus. Fabre: La nuit du 24 août 1572 (according Bénézit). MULHOUSE, MBA: Un Smoker, 1858. PARIS, BN, Cab of estampes; Dép. the imprimés. - Orsay: L´arrivée à l´auberge, 1863 (state purchase). RENNES, MBA. ROUEN, MBA. ST PETERSBURG, Hermitage. VIENNA, GG ABK: Morning visit in 1856. WILLIAMSTOWN / Mass, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Inst. A Girl in Pink (Portr. Madame P. ..), 1857.

EXHIBITIONS : Paris: 1849-95 Salon or Safr, WA 1889 (Silber-Med.).

Literature: Thieme/Becker; E. Benezit " Dictionary of painters, sculptors, decorators and etchers", Paris, 1999.. AKL (Allgmeines Künstlerlexikon) by G.Saur.

Inscription: signed lower left.

Technique: oil on wood. Original period gold-plated frame.

Measurements: unframed w 7 3/4 " x h 9 5/8" (19,5 x 24,5 cm); framed w 15 3/4" x h 17 3/4" (40 x 45 cm).

Condition: in very good condition.

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