Alexandre Marie Guillemin

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Alexandre Marie Guillemin

Alexandre Marie Guillemin (French, 1817-1880) A Very Fine and Charming Oil on Canvas «Playing with the Kitten»



Depicting a young lady playing with a kitten with a string. Signed: «48 A. Guillemin» (l/r). Circa: Paris, 1848.

Canvas Height: 14 inches (35.6 cm)
Canvas Width: 10 1/2 inches (26.7 cm)
Frame Height: 23 1/2 inches (59.7 cm)
Frame Width: 20 1/2 inches (52.1 cm)

Ref.: A1740

Alexandre Marie Guillemin was born in Paris on October 15, 1817. He exhibited his works at the Paris Salon from 1840 and won medals in 1841 and 1845. He was also awarded the Légion d’honneur in 1861.

Guillemin painted mainly genre scenes and favoured subjects being those of peasant and playful life scenes, but also painted the Bourgeoisie, mainly from the Breton region.

He died in the Commune of Bois-le-Roi in France on October 24, 1880.

Guillemin’s works are exhibited at museums in Montreal, Toulon, Le Havre and Baltimore.

Please click here to view Guillemin’s works at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.

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