french portraitists

James Hazen Hyde
Théobald Chartran (French; 1849–1907)
1901
Oil on canvas
New-York Historical Society, New York

Hommage à Vuillard = Homage to Vuillard
Willem Van Hasselt (Dutch; 1882–1963)
1943
Oil on canvas
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux, France

From left, clockwise: Edouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard (holding dog), Maurice Denis (rolling a cigarette), Aristide Maillol (with long beard), Jacques Salomon (in profile, leaning forward), and Ker-Xavier Roussel (seated).

Portrait of Mme de Vermenoux
Louis Carmontelle (Frenc; 1717–1806)
ca. 1770s
Red and black chalk, with watercolor (on two conjoined sheets)
The British Museum, London | © Trustees of the British Museum

Young Girl from Brittany (c.1910). Jules Ronsin (French 1867-1937). Oil on canvas.

A French portraitist active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Ronsin is a highly recognized impressionistic painter who is represented in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, as well as other state museums in France.

En plein soleil = In Full Sun
James Tissot (French; 1836–1902)
ca. 1881
Oil on wood
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

This group portrait includes Tissot’s companion, Kathleen Newton (1854–1882), at left; her children, Cecil George Newton (1876–1941) and Muriel Mary Violet Newton (1871–1933); and two unidentified figures. The setting appears to be the artist’s garden in St. John’s Wood, London.

Portrait of Gabriel Fauré
John Singer Sargent (American; 1856–1925)
ca. 1889
Oil on canvas
Musée de la musique, Paris

Inscribed along the top of the canvas by the artist: “à Gabriel Fauré souvenir affectueux John S. Sargent.”

The Comtesse d'Egmont Pignatelli in Spanish Costume
Alexander Roslin (Swedish; 1718–1793)
1763
Oil on canvas
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota