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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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Original works by Léon Bonnat available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
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 SiteLeon Bonnat at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris
Commentary on Interior of the Sistine Chapel

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay Collection Database, Paris
Many works by Léon Bonnat online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Paintings collection online

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

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

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland

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

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(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 in the Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteLeon Bonnat at CGFA  

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)  
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Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

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

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

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