Leon Bonnat

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Leon Bonnat

68 artworks

French Academic Classical painter, teacher, portraitist and collector

Born 6/20/1833 - Died 1922

Born in Bayonne (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France)

Died in Picardy (France)

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John Taylor Johnston (1820–1893)

1880-1870

Oil on canvas

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, United States

An Egyptian Peasant Woman and Her Child

1869-1870

Oil on canvas

186 x 105 cms | 73 x 41 1/4 ins

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, United States

Roman Girl at a Fountain

1875

Oil on canvas

170.2 x 99.1 cms | 67 x 39 ins

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, United States

HD

The Broken Jug

Oil on Canvas

35.6 x 55.9 cms | 14 x 22 ins

Private collection, ,

Italian Girl with a Jug

1875

Oil on canvas

46 x 32.5 cms | 18 x 12 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

HD

Jeune Fille Italienne

Italian Girl

Oil on canvas

93 x 72 cms | 36 1/2 x 28 1/4 ins

Private collection, ,

The Victim

1870

Oil on canvas

HD

Italian Woman

Oil on canvas

Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russian Federation

HD

Meditation

1884

Oil on canvas

146.1 x 103.5 cms | 57 1/2 x 40 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

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BONNAT, LEON JOSEPH FLORENTIN (1833-1922), French painter, was born at Bayonne on the 20th of June 1833. He was educated in Spain, under Madrazo at Madrid, and his long series of portraits shows the influence of Velázquez and the Spanish realists. In 1869 he won a medal of honor at Paris, where he became one of the leading artists of his day, and in 1888 he became professor of painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. In May 1905 he succeeded Paul Dubois as director. His vivid portrait-painting is his most characteristic work, but his subject pictures, such as the Martyrdom of St Denis in the Pantheon, are also famous.

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