Artist: Henri Guérard French (1846-1897)
Title: H. Guerard Exposition
Original lithograph from the "Das Moderne Plakat" series, View entire collection (50)
Printed by Verlag von Gerhard Kuhtmann, Dresden, 1897.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Sheet Size: 9 in x 12 in 23 cm x 30.5 cm
"Henri Charles Guérard was born Paris. His studio at 4, Avenue Frochot, just off Pigalle and the Boulevard de Clichy, was a welcoming haven for many artists in the Impressionist circle. Guérard started studying architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts, but gave this up to become a painter and printmaker.
Guérard regularly exhibited etchings and engravings at the Salon of the Société des Artistes Français, and was one of the founders of the Société des Peintres-Graveurs.
Manet "Au Cafe" 1878
Henri Guérard was close to Édouard Manet; he posed with the actress Ellen Andrée for Manet's 1878 painting Au Café (in the Oscar Reinhart collection at Winterthur), and assisted Manet in making etchings.
In 1879, Guérard married Manet's pupil Eva Gonzales. Guérard often posed for Eva too. She was devastated by the death of Manet and died herself the following day, while giving birth to her first child. Guérard subsequently married her sister Jeanne, who also features in many of Eva's paintings.
Guérard was an important figure in French Japonisme, alongside Frédéric Regamey and Félix Buhot. He also contributed interpretative etchings of paintings by others (notably Corot and Courbet) to the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, and was considered one of the most skilled and subtle masters of this interpretative art" (idburyprints.com)