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Auguste de Molins (1821-1890)




On this page you will find an account of the paintings Auguste de Molins exhibited at the ‘impressionist’ exposition of 1874 and at the Salon. There are two drawings known of the works he exhibited at the Salon in 1863 and a painted he showed at his debut in 1850 (see pictures). It is almost impossible to connect the many works on hunting scenes De Molins made, with the many hunting scenes that are known nowadays.


The first ‘impressionist’ exposition 1874:

  • catalogue numbers 92-94bis
  • so in total De Molins (Auguste) exhibited 4 works ;
    • 0x an indication of place
    • 1x an indication of time, season or weather
    • 0x a study
    • 0x a loan
  • Moffett gives just one suggestion of what works Auguste de Molins did exhibit (R2,p121).
1874 catalogue: (R2,p121; iR1)

1874-92          The Coming storm
Eng.: The approaching storm.

1874-93          Rendez-vous de chasse
Eng.: Hunting appointment. Note: the same title as 1874-94bis and SdR1873-343. Very uncertain: 1874, Chasse à courre, 34×54, A20111026 (iR11;iR13;iR15;iR4).

1874-94          Relai de chiens
Eng.: dog relay; this means something like the refreshment of dogs (during the chase). Very uncertain: 1873, Chasse à courre, 56×35, A20050622 (iR13).

1874-94bis      Rendez-vous de chasse
Eng.: Hunting appointment. Note: the same title as 1874-93 and SdR1873-343. Moffett indicates this work was published at page 242 of Anne Dayez et al. Centenaire de l’impressionnisme, exhibition catalogue. Paris: Grand Palais, 1974. (R2,p121+486).



Auguste de Molins at the Salon:


S1850-22291 Vue du pont du Gard
Eng.: View of the Pont du Gard. Now: 1850, Le pont du Gard, 42×70, MAH Neuchâtel.
Note: the catalogue number should be 2229-1. All four works had the number 2229, the artist before him had 2228 and after him 2230 (iR1).

S1850-22292 Un temps couvert (Arles)
Eng.: A cloudy day (Arles)

S1850-22293 Environs de Nîmes
Eng.: Surroundings of Nîmes. In 1853 Auguste de Molins had his address in Nîmes.

S1850-22294 Colonnes du théâtre romain d’Arles
Columns of the Roman theatre of Arles

S1853-840 Sous le chêne
Eng.: Under the oak tree.

S1863-1331 Danse de bayadère sous un figuier multipliant (île de Java)
Eng.: Bayadère dance under a multiplying fig tree (Java Island). Compare De Molins his drawing in Voyage à Java: 1858-61, Danse de bayadères sous un multipliant aux environs de Boghor, dr, xx, xx (aR7;aR8)

S1863-1332 Porte d’entrée de la mosquée de Soërabaija (île de Java)
Eng.: Gateway to the mosque of Surabaya (Java Island). Compare the drawing of Bar of this work of De Molins: S1863, Entrée de la mosquée de Soërabaija, Bar (after de Molins), dr, xx, xx (aR7).

S1864-1367 Cimetière malais auprès d’un temple indou, à Singapore
Eng.: Malayan cemetery near an Hindu temple in Singapore.

S1864-1368 Site du Kampong-Djirouk-Maniss, à Batavia
Eng.: Kampong-Djirouk-Maniss site, Batavia.

S1872-1124 Chiens en défaut ; automne.
Eng.: Dogs in default; fall.

SdR1873-343 Rendez-vous de chasse.
Eng.: Hunting appointment. Note: the same title as 1874-93 and 1874-94bis.

1877: Exposition des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse:

T1877-194 La visite
Eng.: The visit.

T1877-195 Promenade dans le parc
Eng.: The walk in the parc. Maybe: 1860, the walk in the Saint-Cloud park, near Paris, 34×55, A2010/06/22 (aR9;iR11;iR41;iR10) or: 18xx, the walk in the Bois du Boulogne,(a day in the park), 36×55, A2010/06/22 (aR9;iR41;iR89;iR10).