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Pierre Ernest Prins, 1838-1913

Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 1838.11.26
Place of Birth: Paris
Date of Death: 1913.01.21
Place of Death: Paris

Identity:

Pierre Ernest Prins was a landscape painter, pastellist and sculptor. He was a friend of Stéphane Mallarmé and of Edouard Manet and it was through the latter that he met the violinist Fanny Claus, whom he married in 1869.

Life:

He was a member of the Socié Internationale de Peinture et Sculpture, Paris, when JW was an Honorary Member in 1901 (see #05498).

Bibliography:

Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61.