Lamy, Franc, Account

 

 

Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

Pierre-Désiré-Eugène

Franc Lamy

(1855-1919)

Account

of his exhibited works

 

Introduction:
On this page you will find an extended account of the works that Franc Lamy exhibited at the 3rd ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1877. You will also find a more brief account of the works Franc Lamy exhibited at the Salon (=S), the Société des Artiste Français (SdAF), where he exhibited almost yearly from 1879-1914 and at other exhitibions. For general information about Franc Lamy and the used sources see the main page. See link for an overview of his pictures.

 

General overview 1877:

  • catalogue numbers 76 – 79
  • so in total Lamy (Franc) exhibited 4 works ;
    • 4x an indication of place
    • 2x an indication of time, season or weather
    • 0x a study 
    • 0x a loan
  • Moffett doesn’t give one suggestion what actual works Franc Lamy exhibited (R2,p204); Berson does neither (R90II,p75).

General reviews:
Jacques (1877/04/11): ‘I cannot linger in Evreux, in the company of M. Lamy, whose bird’s-eye view studies I nevertheless highly value’ (R90I,p156).
A.P. (1877/04/07) just refers to the ‘roads at Évreux’ (R90I,p173).

catalogue 1877: Lamy (Franc) (R2,p204;R90I,p118;iR1;R88I,p254)

3IE-1877-76, Une rue, à Évreux
Eng.: a road in Évreux. Berson refers to reviews (R90II,p75). Bernadille (1877/04/13) reviews ‘After x, from Mr. Lamy, alas! but after his X holà!’ (R90I,p130). Gaston Vassy reviews in L’Évenement (1877/04/06) ‘M. Franc Lamy has 4 canvases. The best one is a Rue à Évreux. Unfortunately, Mr. Lamy has filled this street with wooden soldiers.’ (R90I,p145).

3IE-1877-77, Une place, à Évreux
Eng.: a place / space / square in Évreux. Berson refers to reviews (R90II,p75). Bernadille (1877/04/13) reviews ‘After x, from Mr. Lamy, alas! but after his X holà! This square is bordered by a double row of something red, absolutely impossible to discern with the naked eye. They may be soldiers, – unless, however, they are trees. At every moment, a similar problem arises in front of the viewer.’ (R90I,p130). Bigot (1877/04/28) reviews ‘Mr. Lamy has a certain Place à Évreux with two red rows of trees that are quite unique.’ (R90I,p134). Georges Lafenestre reviews in Le Moniteur universel (1877/04/09) ‘M. Lamy, – a newcomer who allows to conceive of his future expectations as a tightrope walker, exposes a Place à Évreux. This gives a sad impression of the promenades of the capital of the Eure! The trees in the square, probably seen from the basket of a hot-air balloon, aligned in a square with their wine-coloured tops. The houses, on the right, show their blue or purple roofs, and on the left, a hill unwinds its green lawns.’ (R90I,p169).  Rivière (1877/04/14) reviews ‘… and La place d’Évreux by M. Lamy, are certainly full of quality (R90I,p183).

3IE-1877-78, Coucher de soleil à Montmartre
Eng.: Sunset in Montmartre. Berson doesn’t mention this work, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p75).

3IE-1877-79, Plein soleil à Montmartre
Eng.: full sunlight in Montmartre. Berson doesn’t mention this work, which means there were no reviews  (R90II,p75).

 

 

Pierre-Désiré-Eugène-Franc Lamy at the Salon:
Franc Lamy almost yearly exhibited at the Salon and the Salon de la Société des Artistes Français (from 1879-1914). He is mostly called P.-Franc Lamy (1886-95 +1899-1914). Sometimes he is called Lamy, Pierre-Désiré-Eugène-Franc (1879+80), P.-D.-E. Franc Lamy (1881-85 +EU-1889). In 1896 +97 he is wrongly called P.-Franck Lamy. He is called a pupil of Gérôme (1879-1883) and later also of Pils (1884-1914). He is called a membre or sociétaire de la Société des Artistes Français (from 1887-1914). In 1887 he received a ‘mention honorable’ and in 1888 a 3rd class medal. In 1889 he exhibited exempté. In 1890 he received a 2nd class medal. From 1891-1914 he exhibited hors concours. (see awards) Mostly he exhibited paintings. In 1913 + 1914 he also showed coloured etchings. And maybe in 1881 +87 aquarelles.
Franc Lamy exhibited works depicting Versailles (1901+02+04+13), Brugge (1903 +14), Venice (1904-13), Florence (1905), Holland (1905 +10 +14).
His given adresses are:
rue Lemercier, 79 (1879+1880+1881)
Rue Capron, 35 (1882-92)
Rue Brunel, 18 (1893)
Rue Juliette-Lambert, 5 (1894)
Cité Pigalle, 5 (1895)
Rue Ballu, 50 (1896-99)
Boulevard des Batignolles, 48 (1900-05)
Boulevard des Batignolles, 49 (1907) (maybe this was a writting error)
Boulevard Pereire, 121 (1908-14)
It is good to discern Franc Lamy from others who often exhibited at the Salon: Pierre-Auguste Lamy (etching); Paul Lamy (applied art); Louis-Eugène Lamy (aquarelles); François(-Edouard) Lamy (born in Salins, Jura); Herman-Blanc Lamy (living in Clermont-Ferrand); René Lamy; (Maurice-)Joseph Lamy (etchings); Mlle Aline Lamy (mostly aquarelles + pastels); Augustin Lamy (living in Marseille); Emile Lamy (etchings); Emile-Marie-Gabriel Lamy (born in Rouen); Edouard-Félix Lamy (born in Montmartre).
My main source is the Salon database (iR1).

S1879-3931, Portrait de M. G. N …
Roger-Milès (1904) mentions that one could see at the Salon of 1879 two ‘precise, deliberately finished’ drawings of Franc-Lamy (aR4).

S1879-3932, Portrait de Mme D. de V…
Roger-Milès (1904) mentions that one could see at the Salon of 1879 two ‘precise, deliberately finished’ drawings of Franc-Lamy (aR4).

Salon des Artistes français (=SdAF):

SdAF-1880-2093, Portrait de M. C. B… 
Info on the measures: 65×54.

SdAF-1880-2092, Portrait de Mme ***
Additional info: 1.20×1.15 (salle 28 = non exempts). Roger-Milès (1904) mentions that Franc-Lamy showed a portrait of an elderly woman. It ‘witnessed his quality of execution, a little dry, but with mathematical accuracy, a quality of which Puvis de Chavannes praised the young artist very highly’ (aR4).

SdAF-1881-3006, Portrait de M. Ed. B… 
Dessins, cartons, aquarelles, pastels, miniatures, vitraux, émaux, porcelaines, faïences. Maybe an aquarelle.

SdAF-1883-1358, Portrait
According to WikiPedia Franc Lamy exhibited in 1883 the same two portraits as in 1880 (iR4). But according to the Salon database he only exhibited one Portrait (iR1).

SdAF-1884-1379(?), Un violoncelliste.
The Salon database renders the catalogue number 1339, but this probably must be 1379.

SdAF-1884-1380, Conseil de révision
Eng. : revision board. An anecdotical painting now in Musée d’art Roger-Quilliot in Clermont-Ferrand (R9;iR4). Roger-Milès (1904) wrote this work ‘had as patrons / mentors Roll, Cazin and Guillaumet;’. He also writes ‘it’s a curious work, but you can still feel the preoccupation in this work at the expense of the atmospheric wrapping; it is to this research that the painter will devote himself from now on; it was the education of the eye that he was trying to accomplish.’ (aR4)

SdAF-1885-1433, Après la bain.
Additional text: “Et sous le réseau des parfums flottants, / Dans l’oubli des Dieux, du monde et du temps, / Morte au vain souci du désir frivole, / En libres essaims de songes épars, / Son âme à travers les taillis s’envole.” / (Léon Dierse) (iR1). Now in musée Sainte-Croix in Poitiers (iR4).

SdAF-1886-1339, Narcisa.
x

SdAF-188?-x, Vue d’un Port.
Now in Musée d’Orsay (iR4)

SdAF-1887-1369, Le Sommeil.
Received a ‘mention honorable’ for his two exhibited paintings (iR1;iR4)

SdAF-1887-1370, Fantaisie.
x

SdAF-1887-3119, Portrait de Mlle D. K
Dessins, cartons, aquarelles, pastels, miniatures, vitraux, émaux, porcelaines, faïences. Maybe an aquarelle.

SdAF-1888-1470, Pâquerette.
Eng.: Daisy. Received a 3rd class medal. Now in the musée des Ursulines de Mâcon (iR4;R231/iR40;iR1).

SdAF-1889-1513, Au fond des bois.
Now in MBA in Nice (iR4). Exhibited exempté (iR1).

SdAF, 1890-1356, Rêve d’été.
Received a 2nd class medal (iR4)

SdAF-1891-930, Printemps fleuri.

SdAF-1892-981, Le renouveau.
Eng.: the renewal / revival.

SdAF-1892-982, Portraits de Mme *** et de ses enfants.

SdAF-1893-1019, Pays des fleurs.
Geffroy does not appreciate the nudes in this picture (R88I,p254).

SdAF-1894-1051, Femme nue.

SdAF-1894-1052, Souvenir.

SdAF-1895-1073, Jeunesse.

SdAF-1896-1113, Belle matinée.

SdAF-1896-1114, Sous les saules.

SdAF-1896-951, Le printemps.

SdAF-1898-1165, La paix des champs.

SdAF-1898-1166, Octobre.

SdAF-1899-1104, Souffles d’automne.
Eng.: Autumn blows.

SdAF-1899-1105, Feuilles mortes.
Eng.: dead leaves. So also an automn scene.

SdAF-1900-742, Soleil d’automne.

SdAF-1901- 1163, Novembre.

SdAF-1901- 1164, “Les Amours du bassin”; Versailles.
See link for the location of Versailles.

SdAF-1902-953, La Terre.

SdAF-1902-954, Le parterre d’eau; Versailles.
See link for the location of Versailles.

SdAF-1903-1036, Le lac d’Amour; Bruges.
See link for the location of Bruges. Franc Lamy later made a coloured etch with the same title: SdAF-1914-5224.

SdAF-1903-1037, Le Béguignage; Bruges.
See link for the location of Bruges.

SdAF-1904-1024, Rio di Santa Marina; Venise; Appartient à M. Hugo Finaly.
See location.

SdAF-1904-1025, L’Automne; Cabinet de Diane, à Versailles.
Compare: SdAF-1913-4914, in which Franc Lamy showed a coloured etch with the same title. See link for the location of Versailles.

SdAF-1905-1080, Amsterdam; soleil couchant dans la brume.
Eng.: Amsterdam; sunset in the mist.

SdAF-1905-1081, *Le ponte Vecchio; Florence
See link for the location.

SdAF-1907-916, Venise.
See link for the location of Venice.

SdAF-1907-917, Le pont “dei Tolentini” à Venise.
See link for the location of Venice.

SdAF-1908-997, Le quai des Esclavons; Venise.
See link for the location of Venice.

SdAF-1908-998, Venise.
See link for the location of Venice.

SdAF-1909-1029, L’aurore; Venise.
Eng.: Dawn; Venice. See link for the location of Venice.

SdAF-1909-1030, Cascades à Tivoli.
Eng.: Waterfalls at Tivoli. Maybe in Rome.

SdAF-1910-1096, Les pigeons de la place Saint-Marc (Venise).
Eng.: The pigeons in Saint Mark’s Square (Venice).

SdAF-1910-1097, Pâturage aux environs de Schiedam (Hollande).
Eng.: Pasture near Schiedam (Holland).

SdAF-1911-1070, Véra.

SdAF-1911-1071, Lucia; petite gitane de Grenade.
Eng.: Lucia, the little gypse from Granada.

SdAF-1912-1034, Portrait de Mme G. M...

SdAF-1912-1034, Les hirondelles de Venise; pont de la “Veneta Marina”.
Eng.: The swallows of Venice; Veneta Marina bridge. See link for Venice.

SdAF-1913-1030, L’Automne.
Additional info: Carton pour la Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins; Commandé par l’Etat. Eng.: Carton for the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins; commissioned by the French government. Note: SdAF-1914-5225, a coloured etch, has the same title.

SdAF-1913-4913, Venise, le soir; eau-forte en couleurs.
Eng.: Venice in the evening; coloured etching. See link for Venice.

SdAF-1913-4914, Le cabinet de Diane; Versailles; eau-forte en couleurs.
Note: the same title as SdAF-1904-1025. See link for the location of Versailles.

SdAF-1914-1166, Filles de Marken.
Eng.: Girls from Marken. With Marken probably an island in Holland is meant.

SdAF-1914-5224, Le “Lac d’Amour” (Bruges); eau-forte en couleurs.
See link for the location of Bruges. Compare SdAF-1903-1036 with the same title.

SdAF-1914-5225, L’Automne; eau-forte en couleurs.
Note: the same title as SdAF-1913-1030.

 

 

P.-Franc Lamy at regional exhibitions:
Franc Lamy sometimes exhibited at regional exhibitions, namely in Toulouse.

Toulouse-1887-268, Iza (tête d’étude).
Additional info: 250 francs.

Toulouse-1887-269, Le Bois.
Additional info: 200 francs.

Toulouse-1901-232, Les Marmousets (Versailles);
Additional info: 1800 [francs].

 

 

P.-Franc Lamy at the Exposition Universelle:

1889: Exposition Universelle d’oeuvres d’art (R231/iR40)
EU-OdA-1889-828, Pâquerette (M.I.P. and B.A.; Salon 1888)
EU-OdA-1889-…, Après le bain (Musée de Poitiers)
received a mention honorable (iR1;iR4;R3;R88)

1900: Exposition Universelle
 (iR1;iR4;R3;R9)

 

 

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