Breton, Virginie Demont

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Elodie Virginie Demont-Breton Marie Thérèse, born July 26, 1859 at Courrières and died January 10, 1935 in Paris , is a painter French .  Autograph Letter Signed, 04/08/1902 -  4 1/2 x 7  written in blk ink on her personal stationery with slight "age-toning" seen and a one hole punch for display.  Overall, fine condition.  

"Virginie Demont Breton - French - Artist Autograph Letter Signed 04/08/1902 - Van Gogh painted a work of the engraving Man at Sea made by Virginie Demont-Breton, daughter of Jules Breton. Her engraving was exhibited at the Salon of 1889.9 The picture depicts, almost entirely in shades of violet, a peaceful scene of a mother sitting by a fire with her baby on her lap."

The first period has mainly portraits and historical or mythical treated academic and realistic. After his discovery of Wissant , his paintings, sometimes monumental endeavor to paint the life of fishermen and take a more social tone. It crunches the environmental fishermen, their families and children Wissant amid waves or raging sea .

Some of his works are exhibited in museums in Amiens, Arras, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Calais, Douai, Lille, Paris, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Ghent.

  • The Tormented, painting, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille
  • Young woman carrying a child, drawing, Louvre Department of Graphic Arts
  • Portrait of Louis Breton, paint 1890, Museum of the Chartreuse de Douai
  • Seamen, presented out of competition at the show in 1898
  • In the blue water, living in 1898
  • First Audacity - first thrill, living in 1900