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Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret

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Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret
Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret, c.1900. From the Figures contemporaines tirées de l’Album Mariani
Born(1852-01-07)7 January 1852
Died3 July 1929(1929-07-03) (aged 77)
Known forPainting

Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret (7 January 1852 – 3 July 1929) was a French painter, one of the leading members of the naturalist school.


Painting The Pardon in Brittany in 1886 with model Walter

He was born in Paris, the son of a tailor,[1] and was raised by his grandfather after his father emigrated to Brazil. Later he added his grandfather's name, Bouveret, to his own.

He became one of the leading French artists of the naturalist school and painted several paintings depicting Brittany. From 1869 he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under Alexandre Cabanel and Jean-Léon Gérôme.[1] From 1875 he exhibited at the Salon, where in 1880 he won the first-class medal for the painting "An Accident" and a medal of honour in 1885 for "Horses at the Watering Trough". From the 1880s Dagnan-Bouveret along with Gustave Courtois, maintained a studio in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a fashionable suburb of Paris. By that time he was recognized as a leading modern artist known for his peasant scenes, but also for his mystical-religious compositions. His large-scale painting "The Last Supper" was exhibited at the Salon de Champ-de-Mars in 1896.[2] He was one of the first to use the then new medium of photography to bring greater realism to his paintings. In 1891 he was made an Officer of the Legion of Honour and in 1900 he became a member of the Institut de France. A number of his pictures were purchased by the British art collector George McCulloch, including The Madonna and Child 1880, Dans Le Foret, and a copy of La Cene (The Last Supper).[3][4]

Dagnan-Bouveret was a close friend of the Finnish artist Albert Edelfelt. They met during their studies in Paris in the 1870s and were part of the artist circle around Jules Bastien-Lepage together with Gustave Courtois, among others.[5]


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  1. ^ a b Oakley, Howard (13 February 2018). "Painting and Photography: the work of Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret 1". Eclectic Light. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  2. ^ New York Times, 25 April 1896.
  3. ^ Christie, Manson and Wood's sale catalogue 1913
  4. ^ Oakley, Howard (14 February 2018). "Painting and Photography: the work of Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret 2". Eclectic Light. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  5. ^ Vainio-Kurtakko, Maria (2022). Ett gott parti : Scener ur Ellan de la Chapelles och Albert Edelfelts liv (in Swedish). Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland. ISBN 978-951-583-557-4.
  6. ^ "The Pardon in Brittany". The Met. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret In the Forest, drawing". Musée d'Orsay. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Marguerite au Sabbat1912 by Pascal Adolphe Jean Dagnan-Bouveret". Curiator. Retrieved 28 May 2020.

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Media related to Paintings by Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret at Wikimedia Commons