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French Women Painters:

1893 Chicago World's Fair and Exposition


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This Page:
Josephine Houssay
Camille Isbert
Elodie La Villette
Madeleine-Jeanne Lemaire
Marie Louveau-Rouveyre
Euphémie Muraton
Gabrielle Poynot
Hortense Richard
Jeanne Rongier
Marguerite Turner
Frédérique Vallet-Bisson
Jenny Villebesseyx
Jenny Zillhardt



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Joséphine Houssay (1840 - 1914)



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Tapestry Weavers--
representative work.

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Mere et son Enfant--
representative work.


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The Lesson--representative work.



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Interrupted Reading--
representative work.

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Standing Woman--
representative work.


Pastel Portrait (image unavailable)--exhibited in
Rotunda, Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.



Portrait of Madame A.D.S (image unavailable)--
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



Josephine Houssay was the sister of the sculptor Fréderic Houssay and the student of Robert-Fleury and of Jean Jacques Henner. She often exhibited at the Paris Salon and at the annual exhibition of Femmes Peintres (Women Painters) at the Palais de l’Industrie.




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Camille Cornélie (Paillard) Isbert (1825-1911)


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Portrait de Marie
Dominique Amélie
1877--
representative work.

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Miniature Portrait [title unknown]--
exhibited in the Women's
Building, 1893 Exposition.



No information about the French miniature artist Camille Isbert is available online.




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Élodie (Jacquier) La Villette (1842 - 1917)


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Sunset--representative work.


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Marine avec voilier--
representative work.

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Chemin du Bas-Fort-Blanc, Dieppe
(1885)--This may be the painting
(listed below) exhibited in the Fine
Arts Palace,1893 Exposition.


The Sea, Port Blanc, Quiberon (image unavailable)--
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



Dieppe Jetty (image unavailable)--exhibited in Rotunda,
Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.



Born in Strasbourg, Élodie La Villette and her sister Caroline Jacquier Espinet both began studying art as teenagers with Ernest Coroller in Lorient; Élodie continued her training at the Atelier School at Strasbourg and with Dubois at Arras. Élodie's many marinescapes often feature the Brittany region in northwest France where she lived, in particular the Lorient area and the peninsula of Quiberon.  She married Colonel Jules La Villette.




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Jeanne-Madeleine (Coll) Lemaire (1845 - 1928)


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Self-portrait--representative work


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Woman Sitting in a
Dagobert Armchair
--
representative work.

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Bill Cody (1885)--
representative work.


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Scene in a Train--representative work.



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After the Ball--
representative work.

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Un Moment Musical--
representative work.


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An Afternoon Embroidering--representative work.



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Girl with Love Letter
or Valentine
--
representative work.


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Girl with Dog--
representative work.


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La Volupte--representative work.



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Phoebe--
representative work.

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Les Fees 1908--
representative work.


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Still Life with Fruits--This may be the painting titled
Prunes [fruit at foot of tree] which was exhibited
at the Fine Arts Palace Building, 1893 Exposition.


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Roses 1878--
representative work.

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Decorative Panel--
exhibited in the
Women's Building,
1893 Exposition.


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Fall of the Leaves 1893--
exhibited in the Fine Arts
Palace, 1893 Exposition.



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Marie Renard à une fenêtre
du château de Revillon
--
exhibited in the Women's
Building, 1893 Exposition.



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Adieux 1893--selection
from the painting to the right.

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Adieux--This picture may be Farewell which was
exhibited in the Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.



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Young Woman in the
Rose Robe Writing

--perhaps the complete
title of Young Woman and
the Rose
which was
listed as being exhibited
in the Women's
Building, 1893 Exposition.

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Frontispiece--Catalog for
the Women's Bulding,
Chicago World's Fair
and Exposition, 1893


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Autumn Roses--
representative work.

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The Chariot of the Fairies--exhibited in
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.


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A Ball in 1830--This image may or may not be the painting
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.


Dawn and two Flowers
(images unavailable)--exhibited in Rotunda,
Women's Building, 1893 Exposition



The French artist Jeanne-Madeleine Lemaire was well-known for her flower paintings and portraits. Her studies began with an aunt who was a miniaturist, and continued later with Chaplin. She received the Legion of Honour in 1906 and was a member of the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts which rarely recognized women artists. The great French writer Proust visited her popular studio salon and immortalized her as the elegant hostess Madame Verdurin in his novels (movie version: Time Regained). She illustrated his first book of short stories, Pleasures and Days (1896).



The Salon of Mme Madeleine Lemaire--1903 article by Proust about a visit to Lemaire's famous studio salon.

Ophelia 1880s--image of mad and sexually frustrated Ophelia, with commentary (from volume three of "Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction, and the Drama," published by Selmar Hess, New York, 1892).

Pan with Dried Flowers

Vaso de Cristal y Flores




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Marie Louveau-Rouveyre (19th Century)

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Afar St. Michael Towered--
representative work.


Portrait of André Vésale (image unavailable)--
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



Marie Louveau-Rouveyre was known for her illustrations of books like Victor Hugo's poetry.  No other information is available online.




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Euphémie (Duhanot) Muraton (1840 - 1914)


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Still Flower Life with Copper Saucepan--
representative work.


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Dogs--representative work.

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Nature Morte--representative work.


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La Basse-Cour--representative work.




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A Family Party--
representative work.

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Perlette--exhibited in the
Rotunda, Women's Building,
1893 Exposition.


Euphémie Muraton was born at Beaugency (Loiret) in France and studied art with M.A. Muraton. Known for her genre, animal, and still life paintings, she debuted with her oeuvre at the Paris Salon in 1868 as well as at the "Sociétaire des Artistes Français" from 1888 onwards. She married history painter Alphonse Muraton, and her son Louis Muraton was also a painter. No other information is available online.




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Gabrielle Poynot (1859 -  ? )


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Elizabeth of France--representative work.


Rêverie (image unavailable)--exhibited
in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



Gabrielle Poynot was a French graphic artist born in Montreuil, Bellay, Department of Maine-el-Loire.  She began studying etching in 1883 with Charles Waltner.  Within a year she began exhibiting her etchings and won several awards.  No more information is available online.




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Hortense (Magne) Richard (1860 - c. 1939)


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Young Woman
Sitting in Garden
--
representative work.

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A l'église en Poitou--
representative work.


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Lady with Bonnet--representative work.




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La Dormeuse [The Sleeper]
--this painting on ivory may be
Girl Sleeping (ivory miniature)
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace,
1893 Exhibition.

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Echo--
representative work.


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Love's Awakening (faience)--exhibited in
the Women's Building, 1893 Exposition



Little Girl at Prayer; Portrait of the Countess of D;
and A Venetian Lady [painting on porcelain]
(images unavailable)--exhibited in Fine
Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



Hortense Richard was born in Paris and studied under Bertrand, Lefebvre, and Bouguereau.   She was particularly famous for her miniature and porcelain paintings. No other information is available online.




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Jeanne Rongier (1852 - 1934)


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Figures in a Tavern--representative work.




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Joining the Convent
--representative work.

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Sewing by Candlelight
until Early Dawn
--
representative work.


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Une Seance de Portrait Sous le Directoire--representative work.




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Beauty--
representative work.

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Young Woman with
Roses and Butterflies

--representative work.


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Picking the Dandelion--representative work.



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Fishing Trip--
representative work.


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César Franck at the console
of the organ at the Church
of St. Clotilde in Paris
1885
--representative work.


Two wall murals--exhibited in the Reception Room,
Pennsylvania Building, 1892 Exposition..


Portrait of Mdm. Alexander Nozal and her Son
(image unavailable)--exhibited in
Fine Art Palace, 1893 Exposition.


Portrait of Miss A.T. (image unavailable)--exhibited in
Rotunda, Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.


Jeanne Rongier was born in Macon, France and studied with Emily Sartain in Paris at the atelier of Évariste Luminais and with Henri Harpignies and Louis Henri Senart.  She debuted at the Salon in 1869 and was a member of the Society of French artists from 1883 onward. Evidently she lived in Philadelphia in and around 1893. No other information is available online.




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Marie-Marguerite Turner (? - ?)


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Young Woman at the Piano--
representative work.

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Nude Sitting in an Armchair 1891
--representative work.


End of the Tale (image unavailable)--
exhibited in the Rotunda, Women's
Building, 1893 Exposition.


Marguerite Turner was a French painter born in Saintes. She was a student of Barrias and of Pelez and exhibited pastels and oil paintings at the Salon de Paris around 1886 or from 1886 onward.  No other information is available online.




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Frédérique Vallet-Bisson (1865 - 1949)


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Self-portrait--representative work.



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Spring--
representative work.

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Departure
--representative work.


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Reclining Nude--representative work.



Two Roses (image unavailable)--exhibited in the
Rotunda, Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.



Frédérique Vallet-Bisson received her art training from Jules Lefebvre.  A successful painter, she was awarded the prestigious Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1914.  Few biographical details are available online, but it seems that in 1884, she may have had a daughter Lucienne (who also became a painter) as a result of a sexual liaison with the famous impressionist Pierre Auguste Renoir.




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Jenny (Roche) Villebesseyx (1854 - 1924)


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Spring--
representative work.

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Still Life with Poppies,
Daisies, and Carnations
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representative work.


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A Still Life of Chrysanthemums in an Urn--
this painting is Flowers which was exhibited
in the Rotunda, Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.



Jenny Villebesseyx was born in Lyon and studied art under Millet, Rousseau, Gallois, and Colin.  No other information is available online.




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Jenny (Marguerite Valentine) Zillhardt (1857 - 1939)


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Mums in a Glass Vase on a Table
1891--representative work.



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Young Girl Knitting--
representative work.


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Jeune Compositeur
from the Park)
--
representative work.


Spleen (image unavailable)--exhibited
in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.


Portrait (image unavailable)--exhibited in
Rotunda, Women's Building, 1893 Exposition


Jenny Zillhardt was a French artist, the sister of Madeleine Zillhardt, who was born in Saint Quentin and studied art with Robert-Fleury at the Academie Julian.  She was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur. No other information is available online.




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