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Marcellin(-Gilbert) Desboutin (1823-1902)

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Works Desboutin exhibited in 1876 and at the Salon:

Desboutin exhibited at least 20 works at the 2nd ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1876. Moffett mentions Desboutin’s works were hung in the first room (R2,p146). Here below you will find an account of what works he might have shown in 1876 and also through the years at the Salon. You will also find additional information. For general information on Desboutin and information about the used sources and references see.

 

GENERAL OVERVIEW 1876:
  • catalogue numbers 60 – 72hc
    No.67-72 all contain at least 2 works and according to Moffett Desboutin also exhibited a work that was not in the catalogue (=hc = hors catalogue).
  • so in total Desboutin exhibited at least 20 works ;
    • No. 67-72 were dry point etchings, so he exhibited at least 12 etchings
    • all works were portraits or figure paintings
    • 0x an indication of place
    • 0x an indication of time, season or weather
    • at least 8x a study
    • 0x a loan
Catalogue 1876: (R2,p161; iR1)

1876-60          Chanteurs des rues
Eng.: Singer in the streets. Moffett doesn’t give a suggestion. As a very uncertain suggestion I give: 18xx, Bigpipe player, 54×40, private .

1876-61          Etude d’enfants
Eng.: Studie of children. Moffett doesn’t give a suggestion. To compare I give: 18xx, Portrait of child, profile, 41×27, A20151128 . 

1876-62          Portrait de M. F…
Moffett (R2,p161+177) suggests ‘1874, Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Faure, 41×33, Wheelock Whitney & Company, New York’. Walther also renders this picture (R3,p130). Faure was a baritone in the Paris Opéra and a collector also of impressionist art.

1876-63          Les premiers pas
Eng.: The first steps. Moffett doesn’t give a suggestion. To compare I give: 1875-80ca, La Voiture d’enfant, 128×94, MF Montpellier . 

1876-64          Le violoncelliste
Moffett suggests a larger version of ‘1874, Le jouer de violin, 120×65, Musée de Moulins’ (R2,p148+146).

1876-65          Tête d’étude
Eng.: study of a head. Moffett doesn’t give a suggestion. As a very uncertain suggestion I give: 18xx, Portrait d’homme barbu, étude, 36×28, A20141024 and also: 18xx, Enfant boudeur, 35×24, private. 

1876-66          Portrait
Moffett suggests with a perhaps  ‘Mme N. de C.’ (R2,p161). To compare I give another painting of a woman:  18xx, Jeune fille au ruban rouge, 55×45, A20150129, and also an etch of Nina de Callias made in 1879: Portrait Nina de Callias , etch point sèche, xx, FM Cambridge.

1876-67          Portraits et études (gravure à la pointe sec)
1876-68          Portraits et études (gravure à la pointe sec)
1876-69          Portraits et études (gravure à la pointe sec)
1876-70          Portraits (gravure à la pointe sec)
1876-71          Portraits (gravure à la pointe sec)
1876-72          Portraits (gravure à la pointe sec)
Eng.: Portraits and studies (dry point etching). Moffett suggests the following portraits: ‘M. Jacquemart; M. Goeneutte’, Portrait du peintre M.R. (maybe Henri Rouart); Le faiseur de cigarettes; Le dilettante (R2,p161).
As very uncertain suggestions for no.67+68 I give three portraits of Degas who look like studies: 1875, Degas en buste, de profil à droite, dry point, 9×7, A20060524; 1875, Degas, en buste, de trois quarts à droite, dry point, 9×7, A20060524;  1876, Degas, dry point, 9×7, A20131211 and another portrait of Degas probably made in 1878:  Portrait Edgar Degas, etch dry point, 21×13, FM Cambridge. For no. 69 I render two woman heads who also look more like a studie:  18xx, Tête de femme avec une tresse, dry point, 13×17, A20160519 and 18xx, Tête de femme brune, dry point, 13×18, A20160519.
For no.70 following Moffett I render: 18xx, Portrait de Norbert Gœneutte, etch ps, 24×16, FM Cambridge and 1876, Jules Jacquemart, etching, 16×12, xx.  For no. 71 I render 1880, Portrait Henri Rochefort , etch point sèche, xx, FM Cambridge (probably a later work, but maybe an alternative for ‘peintre M.R.) and 1874-5, Philippe Burty, etch point sèche, 29×22, xx. For no. 72 I render two portraits of Renoir probably both made in 1877, which would out date them, but maybe they were made a year earlier: 1877, Portrait of Pierre Renoir, dry point, 16×12, AI Chicago and 18xx, Portrait de Renoir (ou Renoir les jambes croisées), etch ps, 23×16, xx.

1876-72+hc      Femme accoudée
Eng.: Woman leaning on her elbows. Moffett mentions Desboutin showed a work outside the catalogue (=hc) with the title ‘Femme accoudée’. Compare the etch of Nina de Callias 1876-66. To compare I render a portrait made around 1860 or in 1882: La Mère Jacoune, marchande de fruits et légumes, xx, MM Nice.

 

 

Desboutin at the Salon:

 

 

S1869-718 Portrait de M. Jules Amigues
His debut at the Salon (iR65). Walther wrongly mentions that his debut was in 1868. Desboutin had given the adres of this same Jules Amigues as correspondence adres, living himself in Florence.

S1869-3952 Deux eaux-fortes ; même numéro :
Eng.: Two etchings; same number. His first name had been written wrongly as ‘Marcelin’ with one ‘l’.

S1869-3952-1 Portrait du bourguemestre Six, d’après Rembrandt.
Probably now: 18xx, Jan Six (after Rembrandt 1654), etch ps, 18×13, xx.

S1869-3952-2 Portrait de femme, d’après Rembrandt

S1873-469 Portrait de M. R… en costume florentin

S1874-587 Portrait de Mme R…
Maybe Madame Roland (iR65).

S1875-3660 Portraits de MM. Cadart, H. Babou, Bowls, Deschamps, de Goncourt, Montefiore, Rouard, Vallois, et de Mlles M. Burty et B. Morisot, gravés à la pointe sèche. (Pour une collection artistique)

S1875-3660-1 Portrait de M. Cadart
Maybe now: 18xx, Print of a portrait of Alfred Cadart, etch, xx, xx

S1875-3660-2 Portrait de M. Babou

S1875-3660-3 Portrait de M. Bowls

S1875-3660-4 Portrait de M. Deschamps

S1875-3660-5 Portrait de M. de Goncourt

S1875-3660-6 Portrait de M. Montefiore

S1875-3660-7 Portrait de M. Rouard
Maybe this is a miswriting for Henri Rouart

S1875-3660-8 Portrait de M. Vallois

S1875-3660-9 Portrait de Mll. M. Burty

S1875-3660-10 Portrait de Mll. B. Morisot
Maybe now: 1876ca, Portrait de Berthe Morisot, drypoint, 26×18, A20140923

S1876-633 Portrait de Mme G…

S1876-634 Portrait de M. A…

S1877-683 Portrait de M. L. Leclaire (Voir Gravure)

S1877-4392 Onze gravures à la pointe sèche : Portraits de MM. Puvis de Chavannes, C. Bigot, J. Richepin, Renouard, Lochard, G. Haas, Hayem, Cherfils ; de Mme la duchesse Colonna, de Mme V…, de Mme Alice J…
Eng.: 11 dry point etchings.

S1877-4392-1 Portrait de M. Puvis de Chavannes
Maybe now: 1876, Puvis de Chavannes, etch, xx Cleveland MA.

S1877-4392-2 Portrait de M. C. Bigot

S1877-4392-3 Portrait de M. J. Richepin

S1877-4392-4 Portrait de M. Renouard

S1877-4392-5 Portrait de M. Lochard
Probably now: 1877, Portrait of the Photographer Lochard, etch point sèche, 18×28, Metropolitan.

S1877-4392-6 Portrait de M. G. Haas

S1877-4392-7 Portrait de M. Hayem

S1877-4392-8 Portrait de M. Cherfils

S1877-4392-9Portrait de Mme. la duchesse Colonna

S1877-4392-10 Portrait de Mme. V…

S1877-4392-11 Portrait de Mme. Alice J…

S1877-4393 Une gravure à la pointe sèche : Portrait du comte L. Lepic (Voir Peinture)
Maybe now: 1876ca, Vicomte Ludovic-Napoléon Lepic, etch point sèche, xx, NGC Ottawa.

S1878-4789 Une gravure : Portrait de M. Henner
Maybe now: 1878, Portrait de Henner, drypoint, 16×12, A20160415.

S 1879-949 Portrait de M. Dailly, dans le rôle de Mes-Bottes de l’Assommoir
Maybe now: Portrait de M. Dailly, dans le rôle de Mes-Bottes de l’Assommoir, xx, xx

S 1879-950 Portrait de Mme B…