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- Blanche, Jacques-Emile, 1861-1942.
38 items (41 leaves)
Blanche, Jacques-Emile, 1861-1942 -- Correspondence.
Painters -- France -- Correspondence.
- Manuscripts, French -- 20th century.
- In French.
- Painter (gouache), watercolorist, pastellist; history painting, portraits, genre scenes. His grandfather was Emile Antoine Blanche, the psychiatrist who treated the poet Gérard de Nerval on several occasions. He was awarded a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900, and was a Commander of the Légion d'Honneur. He was well known in French and British artistic circles, and married the daughter of John Lemoine, the leader of the Diary of the Proceedings (Journal des Débats) and author of The Life of Brummel. He exhibited his works in London and Paris. Blanche had a wide circle of acquaintances, many of whose portraits he painted: Stéphane Mallarmé; Henry Bernstein (1902); André Gide (1912); Anna de Noailles (1912); Jean Cocteau (1912); Igor Stravinsky (1915); Francis Jammes (1917); Paul Claudel (1919); Jean Giraudoux; Paul Valéry; Marcel Proust; Max Jacob (1921); Maurice Maeterlinck (1931); Claude Debussy; Antoine Bourdelle; George Moore; André Maurois; François Mauriac; Maréchal Foch; and the Princess de Broglie. Proust was one of Blanche's closest friends and helped to edit several of Blanche's publications.
- A series of autograph letters signed to Maurice Martin du Gard, author, critic, journalist, and founding editor of Nouvelles litteraires. They discuss the current artistic and literary scene, publications, criticism, articles, illustrations, Blanche's own writing, and modern architecture; mentioned are works by or referring to either contemporary or 19th-century artists, authors, and movements, including Henry James, Proust, Edouard Manet, Thomas Hardy, Cubism, Virginia Woolf's Orlando, D. H. Lawrence, Marc Chagall, Eugène Delacroix, Paul Morand, Pablo Picasso, and Claude Monet.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rosengarten Family Fund.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Marilyn Kramer Weitzman Fund.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Flora E. Haney Fund.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Edward W. Lanius Book Fund for Romance Language Collections.
- Sold by David J. Holmes Autographs (Hamilton, New York), 2012.
Martin du Gard, Maurice, 1896-1970, recipient.
Rosengarten Family Fund.
Marilyn Kramer Weitzman Fund.
Flora E. Haney Fund.
Edward W. Lanius Book Fund for Romance Language Collections.
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