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BLUM Maurice (1832 – 1909)

BLUM Maurice (1832 – 1909)
« The diner and the Music Lesson in the 18th century »
Two oils on wood panels signed low left
Old original frames gilded with leaves
Dim wood panel (each) : 35 X 27 cm
Dim frame (each) : 45 X 35 cm

BIOGRAPHY

BLUM Maurice (1832 – 1909)
French 19th century
Born 2 April 1832 in Lyon. Died 1909

Painter, Watercolourist, engraver (etching)
Military subjects, Portraits, genre scenes, circus scenes, interiors with figures

Maurice BLUM studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Lyon where he spent four years (1846 – 1850). In Paris he was a pupil of Eugène Delacroix, François-Edouard Picot, and Alfred Stevens.
He first exhibited at the Lyon Salon of 1858 with two portraits and Marriage in Lyon of Henri IV and Maria di Medici. He settled in Paris and from 1864 to 1891 exhibited portraits, interiors, earlier and modern genre subjects, and the circus scenes and military paintings in which he specialized.

Bibliography :
- Dictionary of artists E.Benezit Book II / 652
- Dictionary of the Montmartrian painters ( Éditions Roussard, Paris)