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LEON COGNIET, 1794-1880. Musee des Beaux-Arts, Orleans, 1990. 198 pp. with 165 ills. (28 col.). 23 x 23 cm. LC 91-176146 In French.
Documenting 159 paintings, drawings and sketches by Cogniet selected from the museum's collection, this catalogue presents the first extensive review of the oeuvre of the successful French history painter and portraitist, whose work has been neglected since his death. Includes a short essay discussing the artist's career as a Salon painter as well as commentaries on the exhibited works, which range from portraits and figure studies to landscapes, battle scenes and oil sketches for decorative religious and historical compositions commissioned for the Louvre, the Hotel de Ville and other notable Parisian civic buildings.
Artist(s):Cogniet, Leon
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1800-1900 — Painting
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 053592
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