Félix Bracquemond (Biographical details)

Félix Bracquemond (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; French; Male; 1833 - 1914)

Also known as

Bracquemond, Félix; Bracquemond, Joseph Auguste Félix; Bracquemond, Joseph Félix

Biography

Painter, draughstman and etcher; exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art, London 1861-91 intermittently. First etching in 1849. First Salon (as a painter) in 1852. Co-founder of the Société des aquafortistes in 1862 and Société des peintres-graveurs in 1889; member of the Société internationale des aquafortistes. Started working on ceramics in 1867, and from 1870 to 1878 was almost exclusively dedicated to this activity.
The BM collection was Bracquemond's own archive, and was purchased by Dodgson from the artist's son and given to the BM in eight instalments in 1923-7 (see Dodgson's report of 28 June 1923); he stated that it was the best collection of his work anywhere after the Avery collection in the New York Public Library. It has been mounted as far as Beraldi 225, but from then onwards remains unmounted.

Bibliography

Beraldi 'Les Graveurs du XIXe Siècle', III 1885 (nos 1-773, not chronological). Supplement for 1885-9 (nos 774-810)
P.Bouillon, 'FB l'oeuvre gravé 1849-59' Geneva 1987 (no further vols published)