Etcher: Laguillermie, Frédéric Auguste (1841-1934) French
After: Veronese, Paolo Caliari (1528-1588) Italian
Date of Original: 1562-1563
Exibited: Louvre Museum, Paris
Frédéric Auguste Laguillermie - à nineteenth century French painter, illustrator and etcher, studied art in Paris under Leopold Flameng and Bourguereau. He first exhibited his art at the Paris Salon in 1863 and received many awards and honours during the following years. In 1866 Laguillermie was awarded the coveted Prix de Rome, which enabled him to further his studies in Madrid, Rome and Athens. He was appointed Chevalier of the Legion d'honneur in 1882 and a full member of the French Institution several years later. As an etcher Laguillermie was equally well known for his original designs and for his interpretive etchings after the art of Antonello da Messina, Veronese, Velasquez, Ribera, Delacroix, Hebert, Gainsborough and many contemporary French painters. In his etchings he clearly exhibited the fine handling of detail, movement and light and shade, which made Laguillermie's art famous.