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Henri Rivière

I spent long hours snooping through the drawers, unrolling kakemonos, caressing lacquers and pottery with my eyes and hands, leafing through prints and books.

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The painter, engraver and illustrator Henri Rivière was born in Paris in 1864.
Little is known about his childhood period. However, a few significant events will influence his entire life; driven out of Paris by the war of 1870, his family took refuge in Ax-les-Thermes, in Ariège, with an uncle. For the young boy, the discovery of nature will be a revelation and a marvel.
In 1880, the young man was trained in pictorial art by the history painter Emile Bin; he initially provided...

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Original lithograph de  : Le vent
Le vent
1901 Original lithograph, unsigned, signature reproduced in stone. Plate B of the series of 16 lithographs La Féérie des Heures (plates 9 to 16... Fields p. 77

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
* Henri Rivière - Peintre et imagier, Georges Toudouze, Henri Floury, Paris, 1907. All the "catalogues raisonnés"

Bibliographic track & more

To read from or about the artist :
* Henri_Rivière, Armond Fields, Ed. Hubschmid & Bouret, 1988.
* Henri Rivière - Peintre et imagier, Pierre Gamet, Ed. Le Chasse-Marée, 1989.
* La Provence, René Le Bihan, coll. Impressions du Sud, Ed. Equinoxe, 2004.
* Les détours du chemin : Souvenirs, notes et croquis 1864-1951, Philippe Le Sturm, Ed. Equinoxe, 2004.
* La Bretagne - Aquarelles inédites, René Le Bihan, coll. Impressions du Ponant, Ed. Equinoxe, 2005.
* La Bretagne d’Henri Rivière, Philippe Le Sturm, Ed. Bibliothèque de l'image, 2009.
* Les Trente-six vues de la Tour Eiffel, Arsene Alexandre, Ed. originale de 1902, ré-ed. Le Seuil, Paris, 2011.
* H. Rivière : Paysages bretons, études de vagues, Valérie Sueur-Hermel, Ed. Langlaude, 2011.
* Hokusai-Hiroshige-Henri Rivière : L’amour de la nature, Philippe Le Sturm, cat. d’exposition, Ed. Locus Solus – Musée départemental breton, Quimper, 2014.
* Henri Rivière - Entre impressionnisme et japonisme, catalogue d’exposition, collectif, Ed. BNF, Paris, 2016.

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  • + IMPRESSIONNISM / 1855-1890 / Claude Monet, Frédéric Bazille, Berthe Morisot, Gustave Caillebotte, etc.
  • + JAPONISM / 1880-1895 / Edgar Degas, Vincent Van Gogh, etc.
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