14 June 2013

memphis belle

Dixon Gallery and Gardens, in Memphis, has acquired this exquisite portrait by Jacques-Emile Blanche, "Portrait of Eugenia Huici Arguedas de Errázuriz,"1890.

We've talked about Eugenia before, and finding her perched at the Dixon in Memphis is quite exciting. A trip to see her might be in order.

 The acquisition is in memory of John Buchanan, director of the Dixon from 1986 to 1994. Buchanan died on Dec. 31, 2011. I'm told an exhibition devoted to the painting and its sitter is in the works.

Blanche is so adept at capturing the Belle Epoque and some of his paintings are the finest of the era. The Errázuriz portrait is no exception.

 Read my story about Errázuriz here.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing. I love the freshness and movement in (most of) his portraits. He was such a good painter, and largely self-taught. N.G.



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