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Pierre(-Isidore) Bureau (1822-1876)

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Introduction:

On this page you will an account of the paintings Pierre-Isidore Bureau exhibited at the ‘impressionist’ expositions of 1874 and 1876 and at the Salon. For the used sources see the main page on Pierre-Isidore Bureau. See link for his pictures.
Bureau often repeats several themes:
Moonlight: 1IE-1874-35+35bis; 2IE-1876-10+13; S1867-240; S1870-417; S1872-234.
Entrance of a village: 2IE-1876-12+14; S1869-358.
And Bureau often painted in the same surroundings:
L’Isle-Adam: 1IE-1874-35; 2IE-1876-9+12; S1867-240; SdR1873-219; s1874-284; S1876-314. Lies about 60km north-west of Paris, about 10km north-east of Pontoise, see map.
Jouy-le-Comte: 1IE-1874-33+34; 2IE-1876-10; S1872-234. Lies north of L’Isle-Adam, see map.
Champagne: 2IE-1876-9+12+15; S1874-284; S1876-314. Champagne-sur-Oise lies just west of L’Isle-Adam, see map.
Some exhibited works have (almost) the same title:
1IE-1874-35 + S1867-240.
2IE-1876-9 + S1874-284.
S1865-336 + S1866-292.

 

The first ‘impressionist’ exposition 1874:

GENERAL OVERVIEW:
  • catalogue numbers 33-35bis
  • so in total Bureau exhibited 4 works ;
    • 3x an indication of place
    • 2x an indication of time, season or weather
    • 0x a study
    • 0x a loan
  • Moffett gives just a suggestion for no.35 of what works Bureau did exhibit (R2,p120); so does Adhémar (R87,p233) and Berson (R90II,p20).
Catalogue 1874 (R2,p120;R90I,p5;R87,p233;R88I,p84):

1IE-1874-33          Le Clocher de Jouy-le-Comte
Eng.: the bell-tower of Jouy-le-Comte. Berson refers to contemporary reviews (R90II,p6). Drumont (1874/04/19) mentions the work, but assigns it wrongly to Boudin (R90I,p21). Le Père siffleur (1874/04/26) is even less accurate. It mentions a work titled ‘Le clocher’ and assigns it to ‘Jouy’ and a work titled ‘Le Comte’ and assigns it to Boudin (R90I,p38).

1IE-1874-34          Près de l’étang de Jouy-le-Comte
Eng.: near the lake of Jouy-le-Comte. I could not find an exact location.

1IE-1874-35          Bords de l’Oise, Isle-Adam, clair-de-lune
Eng.: banks of the Oise, Isle-Adam, moonlight. Moffett suggests with a perhaps a work in Musée d’Orsay (R2,p120); Monneret suggests this work was exhibited as no.35bis (R88I,p84). Adhémar mentions this work has the same theme as 1IE-1874-35 (R87,p233), so does Berson (R90II,p20). Probably described by Prouvaire (1874/04/20): ‘Mister Pierre Bureau lights up a pale moon in a dark sky; a road climbs up between strokes of green lawn, travelled on by small, black figures, maybe robbers, while in the distance the river flows to a bridge with a single bow, behind which a white light spreads out.’  (R87,p259;R90I,p35); note: Prouvaire does not explicitly refer to this number, so it also could be no.35bis. De Montifaud (1874/05/01) also mentions this work (leaving out the ‘clair-de-lune’ and sums up Bureau as one of the marine painters (R87,p267;R90I,p30). Note: almost the same title as S1867-240.

1IE-1874-35bis      Clair-de-lune
Eng.: Moonlight. Monneret suggests a work that is now in Musée d’Orsay (R88I,p84), which probably is the same as others suggest for no.35. 

 

The second ‘impressionist’ exposition 1876:

Overview:
  • catalogue numbers: 9-16
  • so he exhibited 8 works
    • 7x an indication of place
    • 2x an indication of time, season or weather
    • 0x a study
    • 0x were loans
  • Moffett doesn’t render suggestions for the works he exhibited (R2,p161), nor does Berson (R90II,p33).
Catalogue 1876 (R2,p161;R90I,p48;R88I,p84/5):

2IE-1876-9             Route de Champagne, près l’Isle-Adam
Eng.: a road in Champagne, near l’Isle-Adam. Almost the same title as S1874-284.

2IE-1876-10          Jouy-le-Comte, clair de lune
Eng.: Jouy-le-comte, moonlight.

2IE-1876-11          Château de Valmondois
Eng.: Valmondois lies south-west of L’Isle-Adam. There are several castles in the surroundings, see map

2IE-1876-12          Entrée de village à Champagne, près l’Isle-Adam
Eng.: entrance of a village at Champagne, near L’Isle-Adam. 

2IE-1876-13          Meules au clair de lune
Eng.: grinding wheels in the moonlight. Berson refers to a review in L’Audience (1876/04/09) that mentions the title as one of the works ‘that require special attention’ (R90I,p53).

2IE-1876-14          Entrée de Nesles
Eng.: entrance of Nesles. Nesles-la-Vallée lies west of L’Isle-Adam. On a website of Nesles-la-Vallée there is referred to Bureau painting there; Vignon also painted there, see

2IE-1876-15          Avoines dans la plaine de Champagne
Eng.: Oats in the Champagne plain. Probably a grain field with oats. Berson refers to a review in L’Audience (1876/04/09) that mentions the title as one of the works ‘that require special attention’ (R90I,p53).

2IE-1876-16          Usine à Pacy-sur-Eure
Eng.: factory at Pacy-sur-Eure. Pacy-sur-Eure lies about 82km west of Paris. Note: this is one of the few works that wasn’t made in the surroundings of L’Isle-Adam.

 

 

Pierre-Isidore Bureau at the Salon:

My main source is the Salon database of Musée d’Orsay (iR1).
Note: In 1875 + 1877 and later years there was a veuve Louise Bureau, a sculpture, who also exhibited at the Salon.

Overview:
  • In total Pierre-Isidore Bureau exhibited 14 works at the Salon
    • 11 an indication of place
    • 4 an indication of time, season or weather
    • 0x a study
    • 0x were loans
Bureau at the Salon of 1865:

S1865-336 Chaumières à Butry
Eng.: Thatched cottages in Butry. Note: the same title as S1866-292. Butry-sur-Oise lies south of L’Isle-Adam.

Bureau at the Salon of 1866:

S1866-292 Chaumière à Butry
Eng.: Thatched cottages in Butry. Note: the same title as S1865-336.

S1866-293 Chemin d’une carrière à Parmain
Eng.: road of a quarry at Parmain. Parmain lies just west of L’Isle-Adam, see map.

Bureau at the Salon of 1867:

S1867- 240 Clair de lune, sur les bords de l’Oise, à l’Isle-Adam
Eng.: moonlight on the banks of the Oise at Isle-Adam. Now: 1867, Moonlight on the Banks of the Oise near L’Isle-Adam, 33 x 41, Orsay (MLS Isle-Adam) (iR20; aR1; R3,p55;R2,p120). See catalogue sommaire illustré des peintures A-L, Musée d’Orsay. Note: almost the same title as 1IE-874-35.

Bureau at the Salon of 1868:

S1868-379 Souvenir de Rotterdam
(iR1;R88). Eng.: Remembrance of Rotterdam. Rotterdam is a big harbour town in Holland.

S1868-380 Hiver
Eng.: winter. Monneret wrongly writes Bureau exhibited this work in 1869.

Bureau at the Salon of 1869:

S1869-358 Entrée de village
Eng.: entrance of a village. Compare: 1876-12+14.

Bureau at the Salon of 1870:

S1870-416 Canal à Zandam ; moulin en construction
Eng.: Canal in Zandam; mill under construction. Zaandam lies in Holland, north of Amsterdam. Note 1: S1868-379 was also a picture made in Holland. Note2: Monet later in 1870+71 also painted in Zaandam, but he didn’t paint a mill under construction. Wildenstein doesn’t mention Bureau at all (R22I). Still in 1927/05/20 there was a sale of a collection of Paul Bureau containing a work of Monet made around 1867/8 (R22,CR105). It is unclear if this Paul Bureau is related to Pierre-Isidore.

S1870-417 Vue prise aux environs d’Arras ; clair de lune
(iR1;R88) Eng.: View taken in the surroundings of Arras; moonlight. Arras lies about 180km north of Paris. Note: this is one of the few works Bureau didn’t made in the surroundings of L’Isle-Adam.

Bureau at the Salon of 1872:

S1872-234 Clair de lune, à Jouy-le-Comte (Seine-et-Oise)
Eng.: Moonlight at Jouy-le-Comte (Seine-et-Oise district).

Bureau at the Salon des Refuses of 1873 (iR1;R88):

SdR1873-218 Après la moisson
Eng.: After the harvest.

SdR1873-219 Malakoff (campagne près l’Isle-Adam)
Eng.: Malakoff (countryside near L’Isle-Adam). It is unclear to me what Malakoff means. It seems a place / a spot near L’Isle-Adam.

Bureau at the Salon of 1874:

S1874-284 Route de Champagne, près de l’Isle-Adam (Seine-et-Oise)
(iR1;R88) Eng.: a road in Champagne, near L’Isle-Adam (Seine-et-Oise district). Almost the same title as: 2IE-1876-9.

Bureau at the Salon of 1876:

S1876-314 Le coteau de Champagne, près de l’Isle-Adam (Seine-et-Oise)
Eng.: The Champagne hillside, near Isle-Adam (Seine-et-Oise).