Lot 38: Fernand Cormon (French, 1845-1924)
19th Century European Pictures
March 23, 2005
London, United Kingdom
Hommage à Coquelin
inscribed 'Déclié au Grand Coquelin de la Comedie Française' (lower left)
oil on board
21 1/8 x 32 in. (53.7 x 81.3 cm.)
It is thought that this may be a study for a larger work
A talented painter from an early age, he was a student of Cabanel and Fromentin and debuted at the Salon in 1863. In 1875, his painting La Mort de Ravana, Roi de Louka won him the prize of the Salon. He was awarded the Cross of the Légion d'Honneur and decorated the Musée de Saint-Germain-en-Laye. He became a teacher at l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts and a member of the Institute. Toulouse Lautrec was one of his students.
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Artist or Maker: Fernand Cormon (French, 1845-1924)