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Jules-Eugène Humbert, 1821-1870

Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 1821.09.28
Place of Birth: Strasbourg
Date of Death: 1870.07.08
Place of Death: Paris

Identity:

Jules-Eugène Humbert was a painter.

Life:

Humbert was a student of François Edouard Picot at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and of Charles Gleyre. He exhibited drawings at the Salon between 1851 and 1866. His paintings included Le secret surpris, Tisbé la comédienne chez Catarina Brogadini and L'Oracle. He also painted on Sevres porcelain.

In a letter of July 1863 to JW, Henri Fantin-Latour spoke condescendingly of the students of Picot, exhibiting at the Salon of 1863, as conforming to academic principles rather displaying innovation (#01078).

Bibliography:

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