Lamy, Franc, Account

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 the start of a more brief account of the works Franc Lamy exhibited at the Salon and the Société des Artiste Français (SdAF), where he exhibited very frequently (note: this part still has te be completed). For general information about Franc Lamy and the used sources see the main page. See link for an overview of his -/-known 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. Frqanc 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:
Information from the Salon database (iR1): Lamy, Pierre-Désiré-Eugène-Franc, né à Clermont-Ferrand, élève de M. Gérôme. His given adresses are: rue Lemercier, 79 (1880)

 

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

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) writes 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-x, Le Sommeil.
Receives a ‘mention honorable’ for his two exhibited works (iR4)

SdAF=-1887-x, Fantaisie.
x

SdAF-1888-x, Pâquerette.
Eng.: Daisy. Receives a 3rd class medal. Now in the musée des Ursulines de Mâcon (iR4)

SdAF-1889-x, Au fond des bois.
Now in MBA in Nice (iR4).

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

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

Franc Lamy probably also exhibited at the Salon in 1891/ 92/ 94/ 95/ 96/ 97/ 98/ 99/ 1900/ 01/ 02/ 03/ 04/ 05.

 

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