The role of portrait in the collection of the “Franciscaines” site

Kourtney ROY, Autoportrait série Deauville, 2012
©Les Franciscaines, Deauville
©Les Franciscaines, Deauville

The exhibition about Jacques-Émile Blanche is extended to the “Boardwalk” of Deauville where the doors of cabins in front of the beach are decorated with portraits belonging to the “Franciscaines” collections, be they painted, photographic, caricatured or literary works.
This variety of approaches triggers a reflection about the nature of his representation technique, in a moment in which “selfy” is a popular tendency. Which is the role of portrait? Is it supposed to show a unique face or a singular body? Or rather memories of nice moments? Or the inner self of the male or female character represented in the portrait?
The answers given by cartoonists, photographers or painters differ, of course.

Guided visits about Jacques-Émile Blanche and Faces à la mer exhibitions are organized every day (duration 1,5 hour): on Wednesday and Saturday at 5 pm ; on Thursday and Friday at 11 am ; on Sunday at 3 pm.


List of exhibited works

André HAMBOURG (1909-1999), Pineapple woman, 1931, oil on canvas reproduction 98 x 81
André HAMBOURG (1909-1999), Baya our housekeeper, 1933, oil on canvas reproduction 89 x 116,
André HAMBOURG (1909-1999), Portrait of the general's gardener, 1935, cardboard on canvas reproduction 27 x 22
André HAMBOURG (1909-1999), Portrait of Nicole, 1949, oil on paper reproduction, 10 x 12
ANONYMOUS, Mistinguett and Louis Verneuil, august 1913, photography reproduction
André HAMBOURG (1909-1999), Woman in front of the mirror, 1932, oil on canvas reproduction
André LHOTE (1885-1962), Penelope, 1939, oil on canvas reproduction 73x54
SEM, At the racecourse/the greatest man of Spain/and the small cat, c. 1922, stencil on paper reproduction 52x32
Roger CHASTEL (1897-1981), Jean Patou from Le trust des perles, 1921, stencil on paper reproduction 38 x 38
Ion DON (1894-1985), Sem and Henri Letellier from Anciens et Nouveaux, 1900, stencil on paper reproduction 50 x 31,7
Yvette ALDE, Portrait of A. Duval, 1956-57, oil on canvas reproduction 61x38
Marie LAURENCIN, Selfportrait, N.D, oil on panel reproduction 39,5x30
Brian GRIFFIN, Portrait of Mrs Chabriais, 2015, photography reproduction
Bruno BARBEY, Jean-Claude Brialy in Deauville, Marie Bell and Régine, 1966, photography reproduction
Charles FREGER, from the series Jockey à Deauville, 2012, photography reproduction
Jean CLUSEAU LANAUVE (1914-1997), Soldier, ND, Etching on paper reproduction
ANONYMOUS, Foujita in Deauville, c.1925, photography reproduction
Robert DOISNEAU (1912-1994), Portrait of Georges Braque, 1964, print on period postcard photographic paper 29X23
GODREUIL, Caricature of André Hambourg, 1959, China ink on paper reproduction 24,5x17
ANONYMOUS, Prince Caraman Chimay and Count Kergorlay in Deauville, 1909, photography reproduction
Moïse KISLING, Portrait of Suzy Solidor, 1935, oil on canvas reproduction 55x38 
Kourtney ROY, Selfportrait from Deauville series, 2012, photography reproduction
Louis KRONBERG, The woman with the green scarf, c.1942, oil on canvas reproduction 46x33
Katherine LIBROWICZ, Portrait of Arthur, c. 1958, oil on canvas reproduction 41x33
Mac AVOY, Sacha Guitry, N.D., felt pen on paper reproduction
La Rampe, Front page, portrait of Suzy Solidor by Tamara de Lempicka, Deauville special issue, august 1933, magazine reproduction
ANONYMOUS, Françoise Sagan attending horse races in Deauville with Robert Westhoff, n.d., press photography reproduction


COMMITTEE: Annie Madet-Vache, Curator, future Franciscaines museum