Hervier, Louis Adolphe

France, (1818-1879)

  • Louis Adolphe Hervier - Femme puisant de l'eau dans un abreuvoir
  • Femme puisant de l’eau dans un abreuvoir

  • (Woman drawing water from a trough)
  • (ndg.), pen and brown ink and wash with watercolor over graphite on paper
  • 4.4 x 6.1 in. (11.2 x 15.4 cm.)
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
  • Editor’s Note:

    Here is a close up of the pig above:

    image detail

  • Louis Adolphe Hervier - Femme avec un cochon
  • Femme avec un cochon

  • [Woman with a pig]
  • (1854), lithograph
  • 8.9 x 6.5 in. (22.6 x 16.5 cm.)
  • Private collection
  • Editor’s Note:

    This etching is also reproduced in Henri Beraldi’s Les Gravures du XIX Siecle, a twelve volume series of biographical catalogues with images and emphasizing living French etchers and lithographers of the period 1885 to 1892.

About the Artist

Louis Adolphe Hervier, French, (1818-1879) was a pupil of his father, Marie Antoine Hervier, a successful miniature painter. He worked as a painter, engraver, draughtsman, and lithographer.

Though his work was praised by fellow artist of his time — Champfleury, Corot, Gautier and Bresdin — Hervier gained little financial success and his works are rare. His usual subjects are rural scenes and landscapes from Normandy, Bretagne, Beauce, and Southern France. [DES-4/07]

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