Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli (1824 –1886)(after)
NAME: Portrait du Maitre M.L.
ENGLISH NAME: Portrait of Master M.L.
MEDIUM: Color lithograph
SIGNATURE: Signed in the plate
CONDITION: Possible browning of arches paper due to age, but image is in excellent condition.
This album, the eighth in a series devoted to the collection of Mr. Pierre Lévy, has a print run of 1000 on Arches vellum. Completed to print on November 23, 1973 by Mourlot for the reproductions of the paintings of the REALISTES LYRIQUES and by Fequet and Baudier for La typographie.
Fernand Mourlot, Paris, 1973.
Image is Actual artwork.
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Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli (1824 –1886) was a French painter of the generation preceding the Impressionists. Born in Marseille. He enrolled in École Municipale de Dessin in 1842 and stayed to 1846. He then continued by studying with Paul Delaroche at the École des Beaux-Arts. Like many of other artists, he copied the Old Masters at the Louvre. After meeting Diaz in 1855 he was known to frequently adopted the practice of introducing nudes and costumes into the landscapes
He developed his own style which had rich colors, textures and glazing. He painted subjects, still lifes, and portraits. In 1870 he returned to Marseille where he lived at poverty levels and yet put out may works. Monticelli met Cézanne in 1860 and the Monticelli influenced Cézanne’s work for over a decade. They painted between 1878 – 1884 together often.
He continued to paint even though criticized for his style. He knew his work would be understood in the future. His work reached it greatest heights in the decade preceding his death in 1886.