Charles GLEYRE (1808-1874). Swiss School. "Portrait of Edmond FOURNIER, first cousin of Edouard MANET, lieutenant in the 96th Infantry Regiment killed in Sevastopol. Large oil on canvas, monogrammed CG Annotated chassis "Edmond Fournier, lieutenant to the 96th infantry killed 7th seventh at the price of Sevastopol" "painted by C. GLEYRE 1856" 117x90 cm Biographies: Edmond in 1832, was struck to death in a trench in Sevastopol September 8, 1855. He was the son of Edmond Fournier (1800-1865), artillery officer and aide-de-camp of the Duke of Montpensier, who resigned from his post after 1848 by attachment to the family of Orleans . Edmond Fournier was Manet's uncle, and Edmond, who had the same name as his father, his cousin. The death of the young man was badly felt by Edouard Manet who offered his condolences to his uncle. The latter, muddled with Manet Father, said to the painter: "Pontcelles October 1, 1855, I am so unhappy and sad, my father Edward, that I am afraid I have not forgotten you visit that you made us yesterday. Edmond, we talked about ourselves and we wondered about our work and your successes. (...) "Charles Gleyre (1806-1874). Swiss, he moved to Paris in 1838, he was a professor at the School of Fine Arts from 1843 to 1870. Whistler, Renoir, Bazille, Claude Monet, Sisley. Bibliography: Antonin PROUST, "Edouard Manet, Souvenirs", Renouard, 1913.
Provenance: Descendancy of Edmond Fournier.
Dimensions: Length 90cm Width: 117cm without frame