Meyer, account

Alfred (-Bernard) Meyer (1832-1904)

Account

of his exhibited works

 

 

Introduction:
On this page you will find an account of the works that Alfred Meyer exhibited at the first ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1874 (=1IE-1874) and at the Salon (=S), the successor of the Salon, the Société des Artistes Français (=SdAF) and the independant alternative the Société National des Beaux-Arts (=SNBA). For the used sources see at the bottom of the main page about Alfred Meyer. See link for the pictures.

 

The first ‘impressionist’ exposition 1874:

  • catalogue numbers 87-91bis
  • so Alfred Meyer exhibited 6 works
    • 0x indication of place
    • 0x indication of time, season or weather
    • 0x a study
    • 0x loans (appartient à…); .
  • Moffett doesn’t give one suggestion (R2,p121), nor does Dayez / Adhémar (R87,p241). Note: Berson omits Meyer, which would mean that there were no reviews (R90II,p9). But Adhémar refers to a review of Burty (1874/04/25) who writes ‘the superb enamels of M. Alfred Meyer’ (R87,p262), a review that is not reproduced by Berson (R90I,p9).

1874 catalogue: (R2,p121; iR1)

1IE-1874-87          Étienne Marcel prévôt des marchands, émail
Eng.: Étienne Marcel  provost of merchants, enamel (a provost is someone to keep the order). He also was a French politician in the 14th century (iR3). Note: a work titled ‘Étienne Marcel’ was also exhibited at the Salon of 1872, no. 1102.

1IE-1874-88          dona Maria Pacheco, épouse de Don Juan de Padilla, chef de l’insurrection, qui avait pris le nom de Sainte Ligue des communes sous Charles-Quint, email,
Eng.: Dona Maria Pacheco, wife of Don Juan de Padilla, leader of the revolt, who had taken the name of Holy League of Communes under Charles V. Note: a work with the title ‘Doña Maria Pacheco, épouse de don Juan de Padilla, chef de l’insurrection de la Sainte-Ligue‘ was exhibited at the Salon of 1872, no. 1103. Maria Pacheco 1496ca-1531) lived in Spain and died in Portugal (iR3).

1IE-1874-89          Le Firmament, d’après Emile Lévy, émail
Eng.: the firmament, after Emile Lévy, enamel. Alfred Meyer exhibited a work with the same title at the Salon of 1870 (no.3871-1). Meyer was a pupil of Lévy (1826-90; see info; see pictures). Meyer made several enamels of works of Lévy, see: S1864-2354; S1865-2659; 1868-3126; xx. Note: Raphaël had made a ‘firmament’, a mosaic panel in the dome of the Chigi Chapel representing Greek gods.

1IE-1874-90, Figure d’après Raphaël, émail
1IE-1874-91, Figure d’après Raphaël, émail
Eng.: Figures after Raphaël. Raphaël (1483-1520) was a famous Italian painter (see info). At the Salon of 1869 Meyer exhibited ‘figures d’après Raphaël’ (no.2966), containing two enamels.  I assume these were the same as he exhibited separately under two numbers in 1874. Meyer more often made enamels of Raphaëls works: see S1864-2353; xx. He also made a portrait of Raphaël S1870-3816.

1IE-1874-91bis      Idylle, dessin
Meyer exhibited (partly simultaneously) an enamel with the same title at the Salon of 1874 (no.2372).

 

 

Alfred Meyer at the Salon:
There also was an Isidore Meyer, an Emmanuel Meyer and a Lazar Meyer exhibiting at the Salon (iR1).

 

S1864-2353 Tête du Dante, d’après Raphaël ; émail

S1864-2354 Portrait de M. Louis Robert, chef des peintres de la Manufacture impériale de Sèvres, d’après E. Levy ; émail.
Note 1: Meyer worked for this porcelain factory from 1858-71 (aR2;iR69;iR4;R3).
Note 2: Lévy was his teacher, see 1874-89.

S1865-2659 *Diane ; d’après M. E. Levy ; émail

S1865-2660 Apollon conduisant le char du soleil ; émail
Additional info: (Appartient à M. le comte Aguado)

S1866-2412, Jules César; émail
In 1866 Alfred Meyer received a medal (iR1;iR69). In the MAD Paris is a cabinet made around 1865 in which Meyer made an enamel portrait of Julius César.

S1866-2413 Renée de France, duchesse de Ferrare, émail

S1867- 1945, Le Condottiere, d’après Antonello de Messine ; émail
Probably Meyer showed the same work in 1875 (no.2560). Note: After receiving a medal in 1866 his next partaking in the Salon were ‘exempt’ (iR1), which means xx. The last time he exhibited ‘exempté’ was in 1875.

S1868-3125 La belle Laure ; émail

S1868-3126 Deux figures décoratives pour un coffret, d’après M. E. Lévy ; émail
Eng.: Two decorative figures for a box.

S1869-2966 *Deux émaux ; même numéro : Figures d’après Raphaël
The same title as 1IE-1874-90+91.

S1870-3816 *Portrait de Raphaël ; émail

S1870-3817 Huit émaux ; même numéro :
S1870-3817-1 *Le Firmament, d’après M. E. Lévy ;
The same title as 1IE-1874-89.
Portraits de MM. V. Regnault, Duron, Waddington, A. Halphen et de Mme Mayer-Lévy ;
médaillons de Biacca Capello et de Maximilien ; émail, médaillon

S1872-1102 *Etienne Marcel ; émail
Partly the same title as 1IE-1874-87.

S1872-1103 *Doña Maria Pacheco, épouse de don Juan de Padilla, chef de l’insurrection de la Sainte-Ligue ; émail
Partly the same title as 1IE-1874-88.

S1874-2372 *Idylle ; émail
Meyer exhibited a drawing with the same title (partly simultaneously) with the ‘impressionist’, see 1IE-1874-91bis.

S1875-2560 Le Condottiere, d’après Antonello de Messine ; émail
Belonged to M.L. du Paty. Meyer probably already showed this work in 1867 (no.1945). Antonella da Messina (1430-79) was an Italian painter

S1875-2562 Voyage à Cythère, d’après Watteau ; aquarelle .
Note: this is one of the few watercolours Meyer exhibited. Watteau (1684-1721) was a French painter (see info).

S1876-2751 *La cigale,
Sainte Famille,
le Faune à la chèvre,
Léda,
Petits sujets divers ; émaux

S1877-3151 Chef d’une tribu indienne ; émail
Additional info: (Appartient à M. Reboul)

S1877-3152 *Jeanne Hachette ; émail

S1878-3479  Eve ; émail

S1878-3480 Constance de Bangone ; Apollon ; Bacchus ; émaux

 

Alfred Meyer at the Salon de la Société des Artistes Français (=SdAF):

SdAF-1880- 5393 François Miron et Pierre Ramus ; panneau décoratif, émail

SdAF-1881-3147 Portrait de Pic de la Mirandole ; émail ;
Additional info: Appartient à M. Labiche

SdAF-1881-3148 Guerrier ; émail ;
Additional info: Appartient à M. Tiffany

SdAF-1882- 3610 Tête de négresse ; émail ;
Additional info: Appartient à M. Boucheron

SdAF-1883-3048 Thoutmosis III (Moeris) ; émail

SdAF-1884-3025 Duguesclin ; émail

SdAF-1885- 3027 Deux émaux : /
SdAF-1885- 3027-1 Portrait de Mme L. L… /
Additional info: Appartient à M. L L… /

SdAF-1885- 3027-2 André Vésale ;
Additional info: Propriétaire L…, L.

SdAF-1886- 3139 Trois émaux : /
SdAF-1886- 3139-1. Portrait de Ch. Darwin /

SdAF-1886- 3139-2. Portrait de M. Aubé /

SdAF-1886- 3139-3. Portrait de M. Sandoz ;
Additional info: (Appartient à M. Blot-Lequesne)

 

Alfred Meyer at the Salon de la Société National des Beaux-Arts (=SNBA):
Meyer was called Associé de la Société nationale des Beaux-Arts (iR1).

SNBA-1895-310, Une horloge en émail (sculpture sur bois de M. Sauvage) ; Objets d’art ; loan by Blot-Lequesne, Maître

SNBA-1895- 311, Lucile, 1794 ; Objets d’art

Probably Meyer also exhibited at the Salon from 1887-1905 and at the SNBA from 1890-99 and 1902.

 

Regional exhibitions:

Lille, 1866/07/22, expositions des Beaux-Arts (R248):
Lille-1866-1081 — Jules-César; émail. (Figures décoratives, d’après les dessins de M. E. Lévy).

Lille-1866-1082 — Renée de France, duchesse de Ferrare; émail.

 

 

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