DeLavallée, Henri

French, (1862-1943)

  • Henri DeLavallée - Bretonne au cochon or Au bord de la rivière
  • Bretonne au cochon or Au bord de la rivière

  • [Breton pig or Along the River]
  • (1893), preparatory pencil for an engraving
  • 18.1 x 19.9 in. (46 x 50.5 cm.)
  • Private collection

About the Artist:

Jean Gabriel Henri Delavallée (1862-1943), was a French impressionist painter and engraver. He simultaneously at the Sorbonne and at the École des Beaux-Arts. In school he met Gabrielle Moreau, his future wife and herself a painter.

In 1881 Delavallée visited Brittany, especially Port-Aven, where he joined that painting circle and became friends with Paul Gauguin and Émile Bernard.

In Brittany he was also met Camille Pissarro and Georges Seurat. Delavallée worked with Pissarro, whose approach he particularly appreciated. Here he focused on works in the Divisionist and Pointillist styles.

In 1896, Delavallée moved his family to Constantinople where he and his wife mixed with Turkish high society and he painted portraits and landscapes. In 1901, they returned to France and established their home in Pont-Aven. [DES-01/16]

A random image of a pig, hog, boar or swine from the collection at Porkopolis.