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Emile Charles Julien de LA ROCHENOIRE
(Le Havre, 1825 – 1899)


The omelette

Oil on panel

Signed and dated ‘1858’ lower left

38 x 26,5 cm


N°37 of the ROCHENOIRE sale – 20 mars 1858 –  Hôtel des Ventes de Drouot


Pupil of Leo Cogniet, Charles Gleyre, Constant Troyon and Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, he figured at the Salon of Paris from 1857 to 1878. In addition to oil painting, his work also includes pastels, watercolours and engravings . His painting is traditional and inspired by his native Normandy with subject genre scenes, landscapes, seascapes and history painting.

Although his painting was a classic, modelled on the teaching of the Academy of Fine Arts in 1870 Rochenoire sought to organize a committee to change the method of selecting the jury for the Salon.

In the establishment of this committee, we find his friends Daubigny, Manet, Corot, Daumier, Gautier, Bonvin, Courbet and Millet. Meanwhile, Millet was appointed to the jury of the Salon and the 1870 war has been there. Rochenoire during the Franco-Prussian war moved to London with his compatriots Daubigny and Pissaro. There will also meet Monet with whom he became friends.

From his links with MANET, we have a portrait of Julien de La Rochenoire made with pastel and dated of 1882.


Museums : Caen, Lisieux, Rouen


I - L, LA ROCHENOIRE, Paintings, Portraits, Scene genre