La carte geografique, 1902


Print dated 1902, by French painter Henri Gervex.

This print on cotton paper from 1902 is in good condition with exception for a small rip off down centered at the white margin out of the print, as well as some light stains at the same area. Those marks can easily be covered with a Museum quality new passe-partout or showed as part of the time and History, using transparent glass.

Although named La carte geographique, the personage at the painting is very strong and has all attention on herself.


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Item Description

Henri Gervex (Paris 10 December 1852 – 7 June 1929) was a French painter who studied painting under Alexandre CabanelPierre-Nicolas Brisset and Eugène Fromentin orientation.

His early work belonged almost exclusively to the mythological genre, serving as an excuse for the painting of nudes, but not always in the best of taste. His Rolla of 1878, based on a poem by Alfred de Musset, was rejected by the jury of the Salon de Paris for immorality, since it depicted a scene from the poem of a naked prostitute after having sex with her client.

After those controversial judgement the artist devoted himself to the representations of modern life and achieved signal success with his artwork Dr Péan at the Salpétrière (“The Operation”), a modernized paraphrase, as it were, of Rembrandt‘s Anatomy Lesson.

He was entrusted with several important official paintings and the decoration of public buildings. Among the first are The Distribution of Awards (1889) at the Palais de l’Industrie, The Coronation of Nicolas II, The Mayors’ Banquet (1900), and the portrait group La République Française; and among the second, the ceiling for the Salle des Fêtes (ballroom) at the Hôtel de Ville, Paris, and the decorative panels painted in conjunction with Emile-Henri Blanchon for the Mairie of the 19th Arrondissement of Paris. He also painted, with Alfred Stevens, a panorama, The History of the Century (1889). TheMusée du Luxembourg holds his painting Satyr Sporting with a Bacchante, as well as the large Members of the Jury of the Salon (1885). Other pictures of importance, besides numerous portraits in oil and pastel, are Communion at Trinity Church, Return from the Ball, Diana and Endymion, Job, Civil Marriage, At the Ambassadeurs, Yachting in the Archipelago, Nana and Maternity.

In 1913 he was finally elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts.


Additional information

Weight 0.005 kg
Dimensions 31 × 41 cm
Dimensions (in)

12.2 x 16.1 in

Condition Report

Print dated 1902 in good condition. Some very light stains at the paper board from age. No marks at the print. Very easy to cover stains with a good quality passe-partout.