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Clément, Charles

    Full Name: Clément, Charles

    Other Names:

    • Charles Clément

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1821

    Date Died: 1887

    Home Country/ies: France

    Subject Area(s): catalogues raisonnés, French (culture or style), and painting (visual works)


    Géricault scholar, wrote major attribution catalog on Géricault. Lorenz Eitner described as “one of the very best art-historical monographs produced in the nineteenth-century.” His granddaughter was the art historian Françoise Henry.

    Selected Bibliography

    Prud’hon: sa vie, ses Åuvres et sa correspondance. Paris: Didier, 1872; Géricault: étude biographique et critique, avec le Catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre du maître. Paris: Didier, 1868, English, edited and enlarged by Lorenz Eitner, Géricault: a Biographical and Critical Study with a Catalogue Raisonné of the Master’s Works. New York: Da Capo, 1974.


    Eitner, Lorenz. “Letters to the Editor.” Art Bulletin 36 (June 1954): 167-8; Tinterow, Gary. Acknowledgements. “Gericault’s Heroic Landscapes.” Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 48 no. 2 (Winter 1990/91): 4.


    Contributors: Emily Crockett and Taylor Leigh Robinson


    Emily Crockett and Taylor Leigh Robinson. "Clément, Charles." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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