Amaury-Duval, Eugène-Emmanuel

BORN 8 Feb 1808, Montrouge, Hauts-de-Seine - DIED 27 Dec 1885, Paris
BIRTH NAME Pineux, Eugène-Emmanuel
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 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
• painted Detourbay, Marie-Anne, Comtesse de Loynes
• was pupil of Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique
• painted Rachel


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


Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Eugène Emmanuel Amaury Duval - Wikipedia

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Published: 01 Oct 2017
Last update: 19 Apr 2022