Schuffenecker, account

Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

Emile Schuffenecker

(1851-1934)

Account

of his exhibited works

 

 

Introduction:
On this page you will find an account of the works that Claude-Émile Schuffenecker exhibited at the 8th ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1886, at the Salon and at the Salon des Indépendants. See link for the -/- pictures.

 

The eight ‘impressionist’ exposition 1886:

  • catalogue numbers 166-174.
  • in total  Émile Schuffenecker exhibited 9 works, including 3 snow views (no.169-171), 2 still lifes (no.172+173) and 1 pastel (no.174).
    • 2x indication of place
    • 2x indication of time, season or weather
    • 2x a study (no.167+169)
    • 0x loans (appartient à…),
  • Moffett does not give one suggestion (R2,p443), nor does Berson (R90II,p251/2)

Reviews:
Jules Christophe (1886/06/13) reviewed ‘M. Emile Schuffenecker, of the Rue Boulard, amazing middle of pallbearers for J.-K. Huysmans, represents snow in perfection: “His garden”, le quai Montebello, the other study of the same reaches to perfection, a bit too wise.’ (R90I,p437).
Marcel Fouquier (1886/05/16) reviewed ‘The Misters Gauguin, Guillaumin, Schuffenecker, Vignon and Signac, newcomers to impressionism (sic), have, like all proselytes, devoured with a beautiful ardour, of the fiery desire to go further than anyone else and to leave M. Pissarro dreaming in front of their canvases. Neither of them lacks talent, as evidenced by (…) le Quai Montebello (now effect) by M. Schuffenecker … But they see nature with strange reflections through this open air which, in reality, mysteriously softens and harmonizes all things in the transparency or gold of the light; they all see nature in the perspective of a theory.’ (R90II,p448).
Gustave Geffroy (1886/05/26) reviewed ‘Two portraits, two snow studies, a Torse de femme, that testifies of a clear eye and a soft brush.’ (R90I,p450)
Emile Hennequin (1886/06/19) reviewed ‘Let’s also mention some delicate snow landscapes of M. Schuttenecher (sic)’ (R90I,p454)

1886 Catalogue: (R2,p446; iR1)

8IE-1886-166, A saute-mouton
Eng.: a jumping sheep or (playing) leapfrog. Berson refers to the review of Geffroy, which should mean this was a portrait.

8IE-1886-167, Torse de femme, étude
Berson refers to the review of Geffroy: ’that testifies of a clear eye and a soft brush.’ (R90I,p450).

8IE-1886-168, Portrait
Note: not mentioned by Porro (R54,p227). Berson refers to the review of Geffroy. Note: Geffroy writes about two portraits and later explicitly mentions Torse de femme; did he include this Torse de femme in these two portraits? Or ws no. 166 a portrait? Or did Schuffenecker show another portrait outside the catalogue, or was the pastel (no.174) a portrait?

8IE-1886-169, Étude de neige
Berson refers for no.169+170+171 to the reviews of Geffroy and Hennequin, who don’t describe these works. Christophe reviewed ’the other study of the same reaches to perfection, a bit too wise.’ (R90I,p437).

8IE-1886-170, Quai Montebello
Berson refers for no.169+170+171 to the reviews of Geffroy and Hennequin (who don’t describe these works) and for no. 170 also to Christophe (mentions the title) and Fouquier (le Quai Montebello (now effect). Note: Geffroy writes about two snow studies, but according to Fouquier no.170 also was a snow effect. Did Geffroy just look at the titles in the catalogue? Christophe clearly mentions 3 paintings representing snow.

8IE-1886-171, La neige dans mon jardin
Berson refers for no.169+170+171 to the reviews of Geffroy and Hennequin (who don’t describe these works) and for no.171 also to Christophe, who renders a part of the title.

8IE-1886-172, Nature morte
Berson doesn’t mention this work, which indicates that there were no reviews.

8IE-1886-173, Oranges
Berson doesn’t mention this work, which indicates that there were no reviews.

8IE-1886-174, Pastel
Berson doesn’t mention this work, which indicates that there were no reviews.

 

Claude-Émile Schuffenecker at the Salon:

 

S1877-4300 Décoration d’un plafond de bibliothèque Architecture
x. Note: This work is not mentioned by Porro (R54,p227).

S1878- 3824 Portrait de Mlle M. G… ;
Additional information: Dessins, cartons, aquarelles, pastels, miniatures, vitraux, émaux, porcelaines, faïences (iR1). According to Porro this was a drawing (R54,p227).

S 1879-4585 Portrait de Mme S…
According to Porro this was a drawing (R54,p227)

SdAF-1880- 3485 Portrait de Mme S… ;
Additional info: H. 0m,56.- L. 0m,46. According to Porro this was a painting (R54,p227).

SdAF-1881-2148 Fleurs et fruits
According to Porro this was a painting (R54,p227). Probably now: 1880, Fleurs et fruits (Flowers and Fruit), 65×54 (or 16×21), private (iR2;R54,p47=no26). Note: Porro suggests it was exhibited in 1889, but Schuffenecker didn’t exhibit in 1889 at the SdAF (iR1), so I assume this is a writing error (R54,p47).

 

Claude-Émile Schuffenecker at the Salon des Indépendants:

 

SdI-1884-x Le premier meurtre
(R54,p227)

SdI-1884-x Portrait de femme en rose
(R54,p227)

 

Claude-Émile Schuffenecker at the Salon de la Rose+Croix:
Schuffenecker participated in 1892 at the Salon de la Rose+Croix, but the Salon database doesn’t indicate with wich works he did so (iR1).

 

Citation: Please do not quote from this webpage, which is under construction. The information is incomplete and maybe partly incorrect.