1888 | HENRI CHARLES GUERARD | THE ASSAULT OF THE SHOE

1888 | So Contemporary
The Assault of The Shoe by Henri Charles Guérard features a small group of Chinese men attacking ladies’ shoes.


1888 | Henri Charles Guérard | The Assault Of The Shoe
Etching, with open bite, in red and black on cream laid paper 167 x 252 mm (image)

1888 | Henri Charles Guérard | The Assault Of The Shoe
Etching, with open bite, in light red and black on cream laid paper 168 x 252 mm (image)

1888 | Henri Charles Guérard | The Assault Of The Shoe
Etching, with open bite, in black on cream laid paper 167 x 254 mm (image)

1888 | Henri Charles Guérard | The Assault Of The Shoe
Etching, with open bite, in light red and black on cream laid paper 110 x 210 mm (image)


HENRI CHARLES GUERARD (French / 1846-1897)

Henri Charles Guérard (also known as Henry Guérard, Henri-Charles Guérard, or Charles-Henri Guérard) was born Paris. His studio at 4, Avenue Frochot, just off Pigalle and the Boulevard de Clichy, was a welcoming haven for many artists in the Impressionist circle. Guérard started studying architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts, but gave this up to become a painter and printmaker. He was taught by Nicolas Berthon.

Guérard first exhibited at the Salon of 1870. Guérard regularly exhibited etchings and engravings at the Salon of the Société des Artistes Français, and was one of the founders of the Société des Peintres-Graveurs. Henri Guérard made his first prints in 1867, but did not take up etching seriously until the 1870s, when he contributed a number of striking Impressionist prints to the journal Paris à l'eau-forte, alongside his friend and fellow-Impressionist Norbert Goenuette. 

Henri Guérard was close to Édouard Manet; he posed with the actress Ellen Andrée for Manet's 1878 painting Au Café (in the Oscar Reinhart collection at Winterthur), and assisted Manet in making etchings. In 1879, Guérard married Manet's pupil Eva Gonzales. Guérard often posed for Eva too. She was devastated by the death of Manet and died herself the following day, while giving birth to her first child. Guérard subsequently married her sister Jeanne, who also features in many of Eva's paintings.
Source: Idbury Prints



SHOES & ART
1832 - 2011



CA 1890 | Henri Charles Guérard | Self Portrait
Preparing An Etching


 

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