Anquetin, Louis

France, (1861-1932)

  • Louis Anquetin - Etude de cochons (dos, face, profil)
  • Etude de cochons (dos, face, profil)

  • [Study of pigs (back, face, profile)]
  • (late 19th-early 20th cent.), pencil on paper
  • 14.2 x 9.8 in. (36 x 25 cm.)
  • Private collection

  • Louis Anquetin - Cochon suspendu par les pieds
  • Cochon suspendu par les pieds

  • [Pig hanging by its feet]
  • (late 19th-early 20th cent.), ink on paper
  • 4.3 x 6.7 in. (11 x 17 cm.)
  • Private collection

  • Louis Anquetin - Cochon: Étude 1
  • Cochon: Étude 1

  • [Pig: Study 1]
  • (late 19th-early 20th cent.), pencil on paper
  • 7.9 x 12.2 in. (20 x 31 cm.)
  • Private collection

About the Artist:

Louis Anquetin (1861-1932), was a French painter. In 1882 he came to Paris and began studying art at Léon Bonnat’s studio, where he met Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The two artists later moved to the studio of Fernand Cormon, where they befriended Émile Bernard and Vincent van Gogh. With Emile Bernard, he formulated the principles of Cloisonnism.

After about ten years exploring the liberation and possibilities offered by Impressionist painting, Anquetin abandon the modern movements, opting instead to study Baroque art and the methods of the Old Masters. His works following the mid-1890s were especially Rubensian and allegorical in nature. Later in life, Anquetin wrote a book on Rubens, which was published in 1924. [DES-01/16]

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