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1855 in art

Events from the year 1855 in art.

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Events

  • July 3 – John Everett Millais and Effie Gray marry.
  • May – Having had several of his paintings rejected for the Exposition Universelle Gustave Courbet exhibits them, including the monumental The Artist's Studio, in a tent alongside the official Paris Salon, creating both public outrage and artistic admiration.
  • Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres exhibits Venus Anadyomene, which has taken him forty years to complete.
  • William Bell Scott begins painting murals of Northumbrian history at Wallington Hall.
  • The Bavarian National Museum is founded by King Maximilian II of Bavaria.
  • Awards

  • Prix de Rome (for sculpture) – Henri-Michel-Antoine Chapu
  • Works

  • Rosa Bonheur – The Horse Fair (1853–55; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
  • Joanna Mary Boyce – Elgiva
  • Ford Madox Brown – The Last of England
  • Philip Hermogenes Calderon – Lord, Thy Will Be Done
  • Théodore Chassériau – Macbeth and Banquo Meeting the Witches on the Heath
  • Gustave Courbet – The Artist's Studio (L‘Atelier du Peintre): A Real Allegory of a Seven Year Phase in my Artistic and Moral Life (Musée d'Orsay, Paris)
  • Edgar Degas – Self-portrait
  • Johan Fredrik Höckert – Gudstjänst i Lövmokks fjällkapell
  • Paul Huet – The flood of Saint-Cloud
  • George Inness – The Lackawanna Valley
  • Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann – Double portrait of the Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Frederic Leighton – Cimabue's Celebrated Madonna (1853-55)
  • John Everett Millais – The Rescue
  • Élias Robert with Georges Diebolt – France crowning Art and Industry (sculpture for Palais de l'Industrie at Exposition Universelle in Paris)
  • José Rodrigues – O Pobre Rabequista
  • Rebecca Solomon – The Story of Balaclava, wherein he spoke of the most disastrous chances
  • Carl Wahlbom – Death of King Gustav II Adolf at the Battle of Lützen (1632)
  • Franz Xaver Winterhalter – The Empress Eugénie Surrounded by her Ladies in Waiting
  • Births

  • January 31 – Karl Uchermann, Norwegian canine painter (died 1940)
  • February 11 – Ellen Day Hale, American painter and printmaker (died 1940)
  • February 25 – Frederick McCubbin, Australian painter of the Heidelberg School (died 1917)
  • May 1 – Cecilia Beaux, American portrait painter (died 1942)
  • July 30 – James E. Kelly, American sculptor and illustrator (died 1933)
  • September 8 – William Friese-Greene, English photographer and cinematographer (died 1921)
  • Willis E. Davis, American landscape painter (suicide 1910)
  • William John Wainwright, English painter (died 1931)
  • Deaths

  • January 19 – Jean-Baptiste Paulin Guérin, French painter (born 1783)
  • March 3 – Copley Fielding, painter (born 1787)
  • April 18 – Jean-Baptiste Isabey, painter (born 1767)
  • June 9 – Piotr Michałowski, Polish portrait painter (born 1800)
  • June 10 – Jacques-Jean Barre, French engraver and designer of French medals, the Great Seal of France, bank notes and postage stamps (born 1793)
  • June 24 – Edward Williams, landscape painter (born 1782)
  • August 18 – Amasa Hewins – American portrait, genre, and landscape painter (born 1795)
  • September 16 – Benedetto Pistrucci, engraver (born 1783)
  • October 21 – Henry Pierce Bone, English enamel painter (born 1779)
  • November 3 – François Rude, sculptor (born 1784)
  • date unknown
  • Dimitrije Avramović, Serbian painter (born 1815).
  • Angelus de Baets, Belgian painter of portraits and architectural subjects (born 1793)
  • Giovanni Paolo Lasinio, Italian engraver (born 1796)
  • Johann Georg Primavesi, German etcher and painter, primarily of landscapes (born 1774)
  • Wendela Gustafva Sparre, Swedish textile artist and member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Art (born 1772)
  • Maxim Vorobiev, Russian Romantic landscape painter (born 1787)
  • References

    1855 in art Wikipedia


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