a painting by Pierre Laprade

What a find!

I’ve just found an unknown portrait of Lantelme.

It’s in the book (or a catalogue published in 1960) called School of Paris: the painters and the artistic climate of Paris since 1910 at archive.org site. The author of the book is Raymond Nacenta.

I think without him I could never see this portrait as it is (or at least it was) in a private collection. And the actress’ name is spelled with an ordinary mistake (Lanthelme instead of Lantelme).

Pierre Laprade Lantelme sur son Yacht

Pierre Laprade. Lantelme sur son Yacht (Lantelme on her Yacht). 1911.

Oil, 60 x 73 cm. Private collection, Verneuil, France.

What can I say about this painting? It’s strange and of course it’s not Boldini style. The date is also interesting as we know Lantelme died in July 1911. When was she painted? Maybe in first months of 1911, because water and sky are too grey, but she’s wearing a white dress, so it may be March or April when the weather is warmer.

Some info about the painter, from the same book:

LAPRADE, Pierre (1875-1932) Born in Narbonne, France. Attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Montauban and the Academie Carriere in Paris. An outstanding “intimist,” with a gift for rendering poetically the placid and meditative moments of life, Laprade was presented to the public by Ambroise Vollard. He exhibited for the first time at the Salon des Independants in 1901 and subsequently at the Salon d’Automne, the Salon des Tuileries, and at the Druet and Granoff galleries. He loved Italy, which he considered his second home, but lived in a charming house in Fontenay-aux-Roses, from which he went every day to his Paris studio. Laprade illustrated books by La Fontaine, Verlaine, Valery, and many other writers. He is represented in the Musee d’Art Moderne and the Petit-Palais in Paris, in the museums of Lyons and Grenoble, and in private collections.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Corinne S.
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 17:10:25

    Vous méritez un double bravo :
    – d’avoir trouvé la trace d’un tableau si rare
    – de l’avoir trouvé sur archive.org 🙂 (je trouve que c’est un site beaucoup plus difficile à utiliser que gallica; je n’ai encore pas compris comment on s’en sert…)


    • verbinina
      Nov 07, 2013 @ 10:12:53

      Oh, archive.org est vraiment moins commode que Gallica, je cherche de nouveaux documents via google advanced search (quand on peut indiquer le site sur lequel on veut chercher). Hier j’ai cherché Lantelme et puis je me suis rappelée qu’il y a encore des variantes de son nom, et en vérefiant des variantes j’ai trouvé ce tableau…


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