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Jacques-Emile Blanche (1861-1942), Painter

Artist associated with 8 portraits
Parisian-born Blanche received some instruction in painting from Henri Gervex, but was largely self-taught. He was closely connected to Manet and Degas and from the early 1880s was a frequent visitor to London, where he worked with Whistler and Sickert. From 1887 on, he sometimes exhibited his work with the New English Art Club. Blanche's many portraits are evidence not only of his talent but also of the range of his social connections.

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L135

Arthur William Symons

by Jacques-Emile Blanche
oil on canvas, 1895
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L135

4761

Walter Richard Sickert

by Jacques-Emile Blanche
oil on canvas, 1898
NPG 4761

5229

Violet Trefusis

by Jacques-Emile Blanche
oil on canvas, 1926
NPG 5229

5501

John Rothenstein

by Jacques-Emile Blanche
oil on canvas, 1927
NPG 5501

3842

Harley Granville-Barker

by Jacques-Emile Blanche
oil on canvas, 1930
NPG 3842

3883

James Joyce

by Jacques-Emile Blanche
oil on canvas, 1935
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3883

D11251

Charles Edward Conder

after Jacques-Emile Blanche
pencil and watercolour, circa 1938
NPG D11251