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Henri Joseph Harpignies

(French, 1819–1916)

autumn landscape with washerwoman at the river by henri joseph harpignies

Henri Joseph Harpignies

Autumn Landscape with Washerwoman at the River, 1906

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bords de rivière, auvergne by henri joseph harpignies

Henri Joseph Harpignies

Bords de Rivière, Auvergne, 1860

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paysage by henri joseph harpignies

Henri Joseph Harpignies

Paysage, 1903

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Biography

Timeline

1819
Born in Valenciennes on July 28 to a family of Belgian descent
1848
In his late twenties, he decided to abandon a career as a travelling salesman and begin training as an artist in the studio of the landscape painter Jean-Alexis Achard.
1850
He made a trip through Germany, the Netherlands and Italy
1852
Returns to France to establish his own studio in Paris and met the artists Jean-Leon Gerome and Jean-Louis Hamon, both of whom were at the beginnings of their careers.
1853
Harpignies makes his Salon debut, exhibiting views of Capri and Valenciennes, and he continued to show regularly at the Salons throughout his very long and productive career
1863
Makes his second visit to Italy, remaining there until 1865,and this sojourn was also to have a significant effect on his later work.
1866
Won a medal
1868
Won a medal
1869
Won a medal
1875
Received the Legion d’honneur

Exhibitions

1863
Salon des Refusés, France
1853
Salon debut, France