Engraver: Bouchery, Omer Desire (1882- 1962) French
After: Hals, Frans (1580-1666) Dutch
Original: Paulus van Beresteyn, 1619-20 / 1629, Louvre Museum, Paris, France
Text on the margins (by pencil): "Au Memum Rene Padovani, Cordial Souvenir
Omer Bouchery, 1911"
Omer Désiré Bouchery was born in Lille. He was the nephew of the sculptor Hippolyte Lefebvre. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Lille, and then at the Beaux-Arts Paris (for painting, in the atelier of Cormon; for printmaking, under Jules Jacquet and Antoine Dézarrois). In 1912 Omer Bouchery won the Grand Prix de Rome; in 1931 he was elected Secretary General of the Artistes Graveurs et Lithographes Français. In 1941 Bouchery was awarded the Priz Ary Scheffer by L’Institut de France.