(Glasgow, 1849 - Paris, 1899)
Still life with bourguignotte and sword on a half-open book
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower right
55 x 77 cm
Son of the painter and decorator from Lyon Jacques DELANOY (1820-1890), Hippolyte-Pierre was born in Glasgow on October 8, 1849. After having followed his father's education and that of the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, the latter hands over to Charles GLEYRE to complete his artistic training. Then he entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and followed the teachings of Armand-Félix JOBBE-DUVAL, Félix BARRIAS, Léon BONNAT and then Antoine VOLLON.
DELANOY began his official career at the Salon de Lyon in 1863 and remained there exhibiting until 1887. At the same time, he also participated in the Salon of French Artists in Paris between 1868 and 1899 where he exhibited sumptuous still lifes which became his trademark. and a few landscapes often imbued with exoticism.
The State will acquire several of his paintings between 1878 and 1883, thus proving the excellence achieved by the art of DELANOY. Indeed, he excels with oil paints to make armor and swords shine. Another facet of his work is the practice of pastel, which he uses almost exclusively for his landscape compositions.
The artist died in Paris in 1899, at the age of 50.
Museums: Lyon, Paris (Mus. D´Orsay) ...