Sunday, September 4, 2011

Alexandre Thomas Francia - figure drawings



From Wikipedia: Alexandre Thomas Francia was the son of French painter Francois Louis Thomas France. He exhibited in the Paris Salon first in 1835, then traveled to London and to Vienna (where he was awarded a medal at the Expo of 1873 ) then to Antwerp and Brussels. After settling in Belgium, he was appointed Knight of the Order of Leopold for his artistic merits. He signed his work: AFrancia.

The portrait of Alexandre Francia is by Charles Baugniet.

The figure drawings are from a book titled Croquis et Souvenirs by Alex. Francia. The book is for sale on Ebay for a lot of money. It appears to be a very rare book.

A listing of the book appears in Catalogue of a Very Fine Collection of Books, including rare editions of the early printers, works embellished by the great French illustrators, and the best editions of standard authors: the larger portion being the collection of the late Thomas Westwood, esq., of Brussels.
326 FRANCIA (A.) Croquis et Souvenirs; A SketchBook CONTAINING 40 VERY CLEVER ORIGINAL PENCIL SKETCHES (TINTED), CHIEFLY FROM THE NUDE, oblong 8vo. half red morocco gilt, gilt edges, £2. 10s n. d.
Link to some of the paintings Aquarelle, couleurs, papier, pinceaux _ masmoulin s'est jeté à l'eau . Presque tout sur l'aquarelle et les événements artistiques - Francia père & fils – aquarellistes du 19 ème siècle.


Le siècle d'or de l'aquarelle anglaise, 1750-1850

More Copies at Alibris.com

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