Amélie Beaury-Saurel

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Amélie Beaury-Saurel
Amelie Beaury-Saurel photo.jpg
Born 1849 (1849)
Barcelona, Spain
Died May 30, 1924(1924-05-30) (aged 74–75)
Nationality French
Known for Painting
Portrait of Gilbert Dupuis by
Amélie Beaury-Saurel

Amélie Beaury-Saurel (1849 – May 30, 1924) was a French painter.[1] Born in Barcelona, she was a pupil of J. Lefebvre, T. Robert-Fleury and J.P. Laurens in Académie Julian, and became a very popular portrait painter, thanks to Léon Bonnat. She married Rodolphe Julian in 1895 and took on charge a women's atelier. In her publications, Marie Bashkirtseff (also a Julian pupil) talked distrustfully about "l'espagnole" (the Spanish woman). She made her début in the Salon de Paris in 1874, where she was considered one of the most important artists of the Salon in 1880. She was awarded with a Third Medal in the Salon in 1885 and a Bronze Medal in 1889 World's Fair.

Amélie Beaury-Saurel provided generously most of her mother and sister's necessities. After Julian's death, she bought and laid out "Château Julian", in Lapalud, a village in Provence, in memory of her husband, who had been born there. She died in Paris.

List of works[edit]

  • "Christ en croix" de l'Église Saint-Etienne, Issy-les-moulineaux, 1873
  • "Portrait d'une femme noire", 1884.
  • "Le travail de M. Frey, Maître d'armes", prix d'honneur à l'exposition Blanc et Noir de 1891.
  • "Portrait de Séverine", 1893.
  • "Le repos du modèle", (Musée d'Amiens)
  • "Portrait de Mme G. C..."
  • "Jean-Paul Laurens (1838-1921) peintre", 1919.
  • "Portrait of Gilbert Dupuis", 1922.
  • "Portrait de Léonce Bénédite (1859-1925) conservateur du musée du Luxembourg", 1923. (Musée d'Orsay)
  • "Portrait d'Alexis Ballot-Beaupré (1836-1917)"
  • "Dans le bleu", 1894


  1. ^ Women artists in nineteenth-century France and England: their art: Volume 1 Charlotte Yeldham - 1984 "Fig.67 Mlle Amélie Beaury-Saurel also exhibited a self-portrait, a drawing, at the Salon of 1887, a work which received superlative praise. Like Anna Bilinska she was admired for the "virility" of her technique: "On chercherait en vain, parmi les "