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Lot 61: Girl in green

Nineteenth Century European Art

by Christie's

March 19, 2008

London, United Kingdom

Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905) Please Register/Login to access your Invaluable Alerts

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Description: Jean Jacques Henner (French, 1829-1905)
Girl in green
signed and dated 'J Henner/1858' (middle right)
oil on panel
8¾ x 7in. (22.2 x 17.7 cm.)

Notes: Henner was one of the most successful artists of his day. Originally a pupil of Drolling and Picot, he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1848. In 1858 he won the Prix de Rome and spent the next decade in Italy. There, the works by Correggio and Giorgione made a deep impression on Henner, who went on to explore the dramatic uses of colour and chiaroscuro. Although Henner painted a number of naturalistic portraits, he is best known for his depictions of women with porcelain-like skin against dark backgrounds. In Paris the Jean-Jacques Henner Museum was inaugurated in 1942, dedicated solely to Henner's oeuvres, displaying over 500 paintings and 1000 drawings by the artist. Henner's works also hang in some of the most prestigious museums in the world, among them the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.

Artist or Maker: Jean Jacques Henner (French, 1829-1905)

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