Etienne Berne-Bellecoeur 1906 French Officer Taking an Observation -Oil painting
oil painting on board -Signed and dated 1906
frame size 18 x 22"
board size 12 x 16"
(1838 - 1910)
Etienne Prosper Berne-Bellecoeur was active/lived in France. He is known for portrait and landscape painting.
Berne-Bellecour was born on 29 June 1838 in Boulogne, France. He studied under François-Édouard Picot and Félix-Joseph Barrias. He initially painted landscapes and portraits. He worked in photography to support himself while he studied.He also attended the École des Beaux-Arts and competed for the Prix de Rome in 1859.
Berne-Bellecour, along with his brother-in-law Jehan Georges Vibert, produced a comedic play titled "La Tribune Mécanique"which was performed at the Palais Royal in 1862.He showcased his works at several Salon's in the 1860s and later.He won a recompense for photography at the Universal Exposition of 1867.In 1868, Vibert encouraged Berne-Bellecour to devote himself entirely to painting.Berne-Bellecour, Vibert, Alexander Louis Leloir, and Édouard Detaille went on a trip to Africa in 1870, later returning to serve in the Franco-Prussian War.Berne-Bellecour served in the francs-tireurs and won a medal for gallantry under fire. His later works focused on military subjects.
He also practiced as a sculptor and an etcher. He was named a Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor in 1878.His son Jean-Jacques Berne-Bellecour (1874–1939) was also a military painter.He died in Paris on 29 November 1910.
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