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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Jean-Jacques Henner

Jean-Jacques Henner (1829 - 1905)
Martyre 1892
Oil on wood H. 33.4 ; L. 54,7
Musée national Jean-Jacques Henner, Paris




Jean-Jacques Henner (1829 - 1905)
Pièta
Oil on wood H. 12.5 ; L. 21
Musée national Jean-Jacques Henner, Paris



Jean-Jacques Henner (1829 - 1905)
Religieuse 1903
Oil on canvas H. 55.8 ; L. 40,5
Musée national Jean-Jacques Henner, Paris




Jean-Jacques Henner (1829 - 1905)
Saint Jérôme 1881
Oil on canvas H. 140.4, l. 200
Musée des beaux-arts, Valenciennes




Jean-Jacques Henner (1829 - 1905)
Sainte Madeleine en prière 1889
Oil on canvas H. 35.2 ; L. 10,8
Musée national Jean-Jacques Henner, Pari
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Jean-Jacques Henner (1829 - 1905)
Tête de Christ au tombeau/ Head of Christ in the Tomb 1884
Oil on canvas H. 15.8 ; L. 20,2
Musée national Jean-Jacques Henner, Paris


Henner's first known works are family portraits, which he continued to produce alongside the portrayals of notables commissioned later.

Henner achieved the Prix de Rome in 1858 with Adam and Eve Finding the Body of Abel (École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris)

After 1870 Henner began to move toward allegory and even symbolism, concentrating increasingly on the theme of death.

In his lifetime he was called the modern Correggio from Alsace.