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Alfred (-Bernard) Meyer (1832-1904)

Account

 

On this page you will find an account of the works that Alfred Meyer exhibited at the first ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1874 and at the Salon. For the used sources see at the bottom of the main page about Alfred Meyer. See link for the pictures.

1874 catalogue: (iR2,p121; iR1)

1874-87          Étienne Marcel prévôt des marchands, émail
Eng.: Étienne Marcel  provost of merchants, enamel (a provost is someone to keep the order). Note: a work titled ‘Étienne Marcel’ was also exhibited at the Salon of 1872, no. 1102.

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 insurrection, 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.

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 + more pictures). Meyer made several enamels of works of Lévy, see: S1864-2354; S1865-2659; 1868-3126; xx.

1874-90          Figure d’après Raphaël, émail
1874-91          Figure d’après Raphaël, émail
Eng.: Figures after Raphaël. Raphaël (1483-1520) was a famous Italian painter (see info; see images). 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.

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

S1869-2966 *Deux émaux ; même numéro : Figures d’après Raphaël
The same title as 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 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 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 1874-88.

S1874-2372 *Idylle ; émail
Meyer exhibited a drawing with the same title (partly simultaneously) with the ‘impressionist’, see 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 (see paintings)

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; see pictures).

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

S1880- 5393 François Miron et Pierre Ramus ; panneau décoratif, émail

S1881-3147 Portrait de Pic de la Mirandole ; émail ;
Additional info: Appartient à M. Labiche

S1881-3148 Guerrier ; émail ;
Additional info: Appartient à M. Tiffany

S1882- 3610 Tête de négresse ; émail ;
Additional info: Appartient à M. Boucheron

S1883-3048 Thoutmosis III (Moeris) ; émail

S1884-3025 Duguesclin ; émail

S1885- 3027 Deux émaux : /

S1885- 3027-1 Portrait de Mme L. L… /
Additional info: Appartient à M. L L… /

S1885- 3027-2 André Vésale ;
Additional info: Propriétaire L…, L.

S1886- 3139 Trois émaux : /

S1886- 3139-1. Portrait de Ch. Darwin /

S1886- 3139-2. Portrait de M. Aubé /

S1886- 3139-3. Portrait de M. Sandoz ;
Additional info: (Appartient à M. Blot-Lequesne [1])

 

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