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Léon Bonnat

[French Academic Painter, 1833-1922]

• Relationships: Studied under Léon Cogniet, Eugène Delacroix and Madrazo y Kuntz.
Bonnat's many students included Edwin Blashfield, James Harwood, Siddons Mowbray, Charles Sprague Pearce, Frederic Vinton, Harry Watrous, Irving R. Wiles, Franklin Brownell, Edwin Lord Weeks and Thomas Eakins.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Portraits.
• Browse all:  French artists

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    Léon Bonnat Works Online    
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Original works by Léon Bonnat available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Portrait of Prince Vyacheslav Tenishev, 1896
The Fountain by St Peter's Basilica in Rome, 1868
Italian Woman, 1860s
Arabian Sheikhs in the Mountains, 1872

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  
Numerous works on paper listed, but you have to skip forward to about page 10 or so to see any art

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris
Artworks in the museum's collections database

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris
"Works in focus:" Interior of the Sistine Chapel

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SitePrado Museum Database, Madrid   NEW!
(Linking to the Spanish-language version because it contains far more works than the English version)

Notable SiteRéunion des Musées Nationaux, France (in French)  
5 works online

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, California
Jane Lathrop Stanford, 1881

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Dahesh Museum, New York City (Zoomable)
3 works online

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteLeon Bonnat at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteLeon Bonnat at The Athenaeum  
5 works online by Bonnat

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Leon Bonnat at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Salon Acquisitions in France by the Service des Beaux-Arts, 1864-1901 (in French)  
(Vintage documentation; reproductions are monochrome but usually quite large)
Pays basque, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, from the Salon of 1899

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Leon Bonnat  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

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