Rouvière, Philibert

BORN 19 Mar 1809, Nîmes, Gard - DIED 19 Oct 1865, Paris
BIRTH NAME Rouvière, Philibert Alphonse
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 26)

Philibert Rouvière was a painter as well as an actor. He studied painting under Antoine-Jean Gros and exhibited from 1830 to 1837. He turned his attention to acting and in 1847 he created Dumas´ Hamlet. From 1856 to 1857 he was engaged at the Comédie-Française. He suddenly retired from the stage early in 1865 because he suffered from a terminal ilness and died in October of that year. At that time Édouard Manet was painting him on his "Rouvière dans le rôle d’Hamlet" and he finished the painting after his death. It was submitted to the Salon of 1866 but rejected.

Related persons
• was pupil of Gros, Antoine-Jean
• was painted by Manet, Édouard


The grave of Philibert Rouvière at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris. The medaillon was created by Préault.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)


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Published: 24 Mar 2018
Last update: 19 Apr 2022