Amaury-Duval, Eugène-Emmanuel

PAINTER (FRANCE)
BORN 8 Feb 1808, Montrouge, Seine - DIED 27 Dec 1885, Paris
REAL NAME Pineux, Eugène-Emmanuel
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 13)

Eugène Amaury Duval was the son of the diplmat and historian Amaury Duval (1760-1838). He was among the first students in the studio of Ingres. In 1829 he joined the Morea Expedition to produce archaeological drawings in Greece. He first exhibited at the Salon in Paris in 1833 and was best known for his portraints. From 1834 to 1836 he travelled to Florence, Rome and Naples.

Back in France he was asked by the government to decorate churches, among them the church of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (1849-1856). In 1855 he painted the famous actress Rachel. His painting of Marie-Anne Detourbay, Comtesse de Loynes (1862) is now at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. In 1863 he produced his best known painting, "La Naissance de Vénus". In 1878 he published "L'atelier d'Ingres - Souvenirs".

Related persons
• was pupil to Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique

Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug%C3%A8ne_Emmanuel_Amaury_Duval
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909

Images

The grave of Eugène-Emmanuel Amaury-Duval at at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)

 


Ambrosi, Gustinus

Published: 1 Oct 2017
Last update: 1 Oct 2017