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Pierre(-Isidore) Bureau (1822-1876)

Account

 

 

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.
Bureau often repeats several themes:
Moonlight: 1874-35+35bis; 1876-10+13; S1867-240; S1870-417; S1872-234.
Entrance of a village: 1876-12+14; S1869-358.
And Bureau often painted in the same surroundings:
L’Isle-Adam: 1874-35; 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: 1874-33+34; 1876-10; s1872-234. Lies north of L’Isle-Adam, see map.
Champagne: 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:
1874-35 + S1867-240.
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 one suggestion of what works Bureau did exhibit (R2,p120).
Catalogue 1874:

1874-33          Le Clocher de Jouy-le-Comte
Eng.: the bell-tower of Jouy-le-Comte. 

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.

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). Adhémar mentions this work has the same theme as 1874-35 (R87,p233). 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). Montifaud (1874/05/01) also mentions this work and sums up bureau as one of the marine painters (R87,p267). Note: almost the same title as S1867-240.

1874-35bis      Clair-de-lune
Eng.: Moonlight.

 

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)
Catalogue 1876:

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.

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

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

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

1876-13          Meules au clair de lune
Eng.: grinding wheels in the moonlight. 

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

1876-15          Avoines dans la plaine de Champagne
Eng.: Oats in the Champagne plain. Probably a grain field with oats. 

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.

 

 

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. Almost the same title as 1874-35.

Bureau at the Salon of 1868:

S1868-379 Souvenir de Rotterdam
Eng.: Remembrance of Rotterdam. Rotterdam is a big harbour town in Holland.

S1868-380 Hiver
Eng.: winter.

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
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:

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)
Eng.: a road in Champagne, near L’Isle-Adam (Seine-et-Oise district). Almost the same title as: 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).