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JACQUES-ÉMILE BLANCHE, PORTRAITIST OF THE BEAUTIFUL TIME

"Portraitist I am and want to be, portraitist in everything and everything. So claims Jacques-Émile Blanche (1861-1942) in the chapter "My first portraits" of La Pêche aux souvenirs (1949). Indispensable portrait painter of the society of the turn of the XNUMXth and the first half of the XNUMXth century J.É. Blanche rubs shoulders with the greatest figures of her time, both in Paris and in Normandy.

Jacques-Emile Blanche around 1886 by John Singer-Sargent. Oil on canvas 82x60 cm. Rouen, Museum of Fine Arts.© Museums of the City of Rouen / Photograph C. Lancien / C. Loisel
© Museums of the city of Rouen / Photograph C. Lancien / C. Loisel
© Rouen City Museums / La Belle Vie Agency

He stayed for the first time on the Côte Fleurie in 1891 at the Manoir des Frémonts. Seduced by this vacation, Rose and Jacques-Émile Blanche returned from 1896 to 1901 at the Château de Tout-la-Ville between Deauville and Pont-L'Évêque, where they received the literary, political and artistic Paris. The painter Paul Helleu - whose portrait he made of his son Jean - and André Gide stayed there among other guests. In 1902, he acquired a property in Offranville (Seine-Maritime), the Manoir du Tôt, where he lived every summer until his death. If Stravinsky, Cocteau, or Anna de Noailles - whose portraits he produced - write the history of the arts with an "H", they also write the history of Deauville, then in full swing. The style of Jacques-Émile Blanche, both lively and of great refinement, borrows from sources of inspiration both British and French. Maurice Denis describes the portraits of Blanche as “a precious ensemble for the historians of the future; this gallery is the Pantheon of an era ”. Vsee the biography of Jacques-Emile Blanche

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“Jacques-Émile Blanche” and “Faces à la mer”, every day (duration 1 hour 30 minutes): Wednesdays and Saturdays at 17 pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 11 a.m .; Sundays at 15 p.m.

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THE PANTHEON OF AN ERA

The works exhibited at Point de Vue

THE DOCTOR ÉMILE BLANCHE, FATHER OF THE ARTIST, 1890.
THE MOTHER OF THE ARTIST, 1890.
GEORGE MOORE, 1889-1890.
ANDRÉ LEBEY AND HIS DAUGHTER, 1920.
STUDY FOR THE PORTRAIT OF WINNARETTA SINGER, PRINCESS EDMOND OF POLIGNAC, 1913.
STUDY FOR THE PORTRAIT OF THE COUNTESS BAVAROWSKA, 1914.
GILDA DARTHY, CIRCA 1905-1910.
JEAN COCTEAU IN THE OFFRANVILLE GARDEN, 1913.
ANDRÉ GIDE, 1912.
THE GROUP OF SIX, 1922.
THE YOUNG SON OF THE PAINTER HELLEU, 1897.
FIRST STUDY FOR THE PORTRAIT OF PRINCE PHILIPPE DE CARAMAN-CHIMAY, 1914.
STUDY FOR THE FOOT PORTRAIT BY RAYMOND RADIGUET, 1923.
ELONGATED WHITE ROSE, CIRCA 1895.
STUDY FOR THE PORTRAIT OF STEPHANE MALLARME AND HIS FRIENDS FROM THE INDEPENDENT REVIEW, 1889.
STUDY FOR THE PORTRAIT OF IGOR STRAVINSKY.
SECOND STUDY FOR THE PORTRAIT OF ANNA DE NOAILLES, 1913.
STUDY FOR THE PORTRAIT OF HENRI DE MONTHERLANT, 1924.
STUDY FOR THE PORTRAIT OF FRANCIS JAMMES, 1917.
THE LELONG FAMILY.
STUDY FOR THE PORTRAIT OF HENRI BERNSTEIN, 1908.
STUDY FOR THE PORTRAIT OF HENRI BERGSON, 1911.
LES ENFANTS MALLET, ANDRÉ AND PASCALINE, 1906.

JOHN SINGER SARGENT, JACQUES-ÉMILE BLANCHE, CIRCA 1886.
LUCIEN SIMON, JACQUES-ÉMILE BLANCHE, 1903.

COMMISSIONER:
Sylvain Amic, Director of the Meeting of Metropolitan Museums, Rouen Normandy
Diederik Bakhuÿs, Curator, Rouen Museum of Fine Arts
Anne-Charlotte Cathelineau, Curator of heritage, Rouen Museum of Fine Arts
Annie Madet-Cow, Curator, future Franciscan museum
Iman Moinzadeh, Project manager, Museum of Fine Arts of Rouen

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