Illustrators

Gustave Doré

Gustave Doré

It was at the Café de L’Horloge in Paris. Mr. Whistler sat leaning on his cane, looking off into space, dreamily and wearily. He aroused enough to answer the question: “Doré—Gustave Doré—an artist? Why, the name sounds familiar! Oh, yes, an illustrator. Ah, now I understand; but there is a difference between an artist and an illustrator, you know, my boy. Doré—yes, I knew him—he had… View page »

Léon Job-Vernet

Léon Job-Vernet

Léon Job-Vernet was a painter, a pastellist and a lithographer born in Paris May 11, 1830. He studied painting with Léon Cogniet (1764-1880) – who also taught Messonnier, Rosa Bonheur, Charbonnel…–and he was admitted to the Paris École des Beaux-Arts October 2, 1844. Although he seemed to be travelling a lot and, at one point, divide his life between France and the United States, he managed to exhibit … View page Léon Job-Vernet»

Honoré Daumier

Honoré Daumier

As we attempt, at the present day, to write the history of everything, it would be strange if we had happened to neglect the annals of caricature; for the very essence of the art of Cruikshank and Gavarni, of Daumier and Leech, is to be historical; and every one knows how addicted is this great science to discoursing about itself. Many industrious seekers, in England and France, have ascended the stream… View page »

Frederick Sandys

Frederick Sandys

This clever artist was bom at Norwich in 1832, and educated at the Norwich Grammar School, applying himself at a very early age with earnestness to drawing and painting. He never attended the Royal Academy Schools as has been stated, and was not a pupil either of Richmond or Lawrence. Lawrence he never met but for a few minutes, and his acquaintance with Richmond was only as that of a… View page »

Frédéric de Courcy

F. de Courcy

Frédéric de Courcy was a painter, born Alexandre-Frédéric Charlot de Courcy in Paris on March 28, 1832. His father, a writer of light comedies, was also known as Frédéric de Courcy. For the record, the cast of one of his plays, Le Courrier de la Malle (The Mail Coach Agent, written with M. de Rougemont and C. Dupeuty and published in 1832), featured Henry Monnier (1799–1877), an actor … View page Frédéric de Courcy»

Émile Marcelin

Émile Marcelin

Émile Marcelin, whose real name was Émile Planat, was born in 1825. From 1850 to 1870, he was the special cartoonist for humorous pages on stylish life in Le Journal Amusant and L’Illustration at first and later in La Vie Parisienne, which he founded. The 1860 socialites, the Opera of rue Lepelletier and Les italiens, first nights and parties, dances at the Tuileries and variety shows, feasts and … View page Émile Marcelin»

Thomas Bewick

Thomas Bewick

Thomas Bewick was born August 12, 1753, at Cherryburn, in the parish of Ovingham, and county of Northumberland. His father, John Bewick, had for many years a landsale colliery at Mickley-Bank, now in the possession of his son William. John Bewick, Thomas’s younger brother, and coadjutor with him in many of his works, was born in 1760 – unfortunately… View page »

Paul Gavarni

Paul Gavarni

Gavarni came to light relatively late, when he was already in his thirties. He was a Parisian, born 13 January 1804, rue des Vieilles-Haudriettes of Sulpice Chevallier, born in 1745, and of Marie-Monique Thiémet, born in 1770. Marie-Monique was a sister of Guillaume Thiémet, painter, artist and merry humbug, who was Gavarni’s godfather. He started working with an architect while still a child, and later … View page »