- Also known as
primary name: Monnier, Henry
other name: Monnier, Henry Bonaventure
- individual; painter/draughtsman; printmaker; French; Male
- Life dates
- Draughtsman, lithographer, actor and writer. His birth date is often given wrongly as 1805. Pupil of Girodet for a short time, he entered the studio of Gros. He published caricatures in 'Moeurs Parisiennes' and 'Moeurs Administratives' between 1826 and 1828. His works satirize social types and Parisian bourgeoisie. He usually executed pen lithographs in an open manner and supervised the addition of watercolour washes. After the July Monarchy he contributed to different popular series, including 'Les Francais peints par eux-memes' and 'Physiologie du Bourgeois'.
- H.Champfleury, HM, Paris 1879 (with catalogue)
Edith Melcher, 'The Life and Times of Henri Monnier, 1799-1877', Cambridge, Mass., 1950.
Beatrice Farwell, 'The Charged Image: French Lithographic Caricature 1816-1848', pp.109-118.
Judith Wechsler, 'A Human Comedy: Physionomy and Caricature in 19th Century Paris', London, 1982
F.Sinnassamy, GBA 83 (1974), pp.359ff, Notes sur les portraits chez Balzac et ses rapports avec Monnier
Tanya Szrajber, PQ XXXI 2014, pp.299-308 (letters from London in 1825)