Louise Abbéma  (French, 1858-1927) 


envelope Get email alerts about this artist!  
Artworks for sale (2)
In Art Galleries (2)
Dealers selling (2)

Sold Artworks
In Past Auctions (184)

More Information
artnet Analytics Reports
Market Reports
* paid service

Artworks for sale (2)

  sort by: 

Louise Abbéma, Sarah Bernhardt Hunting with Hounds


Louise Abbéma
Sarah Bernhardt Hunting with Hounds
circa 1897

M.S. Rau Antiques
Louise Abbéma, Design for a Calendar: The Month of December, with the Voyage of the Magi


Louise Abbéma
Design for a Calendar: The Month of December, with the Voyage of the Magi
Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd

  A pupil of Jean-Jacques Henner and Carolus-Duran, Louise Abbema achieved her first great success as a young painter in 1876, when she exhibited a portrait of her friend, the actress Sarah Bernhardt. She was a regular participant at the Salon des Artistes Français, winning a gold medal in 1881 for a pair of decorative panels. In her career Abbema provided several such large panneaux décoratifs for both private homes and public buildings. Among the civic commissions she recieved were panels to decorate the town halls of various arrondissements in Paris, the Musée de l’Armee, the Hôtel de Ville and the Théatre Sarah Bernhardt in Paris, as well as the governor’s palace in Dakar, Senegal. On a more intimate scale, Abbema painted several portraits of prominent contemporary figures (for example, one of the engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps, exhibited at the Salon of 1884, and several of Sarah Bernhardt), interiors and genre scenes. She also made a particular speciality of paintings and watercolour studies of flowers, and provided illustrations for such periodicals as the Gazette des Beaux-Arts and L’Art. Abbema enjoyed several exhibitions at the Galerie Georges Petit in Paris between 1892 and 1911, in which she exhibited portraits, panneaux décoratifs, designs for fans, seascapes and floral still-lives in both watercolour and oils.