Jacques-Emile Blanche 1861-1942
N05754 Charles Conder 1904
Inscribed 'J.E. Blanche 1904 | Ch. Conder' b.l.
Oil on canvas, 43 5/8 x 34(111 x 86.5)
Presented by Georges A. Mevil-Blanche 1947
Prov: Georges A. Mevil-Blanche, Offranville (bequest from the artist)
Exh: Portraits d'Hommes, Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, December 1907-January 1908 (6); Salon de la Société Nationale, Paris, April-June 1908 (118); X Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia, Venice, April-October 1912 (Blanche 27); International Society, London, November 1925 (265); Jacques-Emile Blanche: His Art and his Collection, Leicester Galleries, London, May-June 1939 (87)
Lit: Jacques-Emile Blanche, Propos de Peintre: De David à Degas (Paris 1927), pp.93-6; Exhibition: The Memoirs of Oliver Brown (London 1968), p.21
Repr: Kunst für Alle, XXIX, 1913, p.125; Jacques-Emile Blanche, Portraits of a Lifetime (London 1937), facing p.84
The painter Charles Conder (1868-1909). Blanche first met Conder long before in Paris, but they only became friends in 1895 when they were both spending the summer at Dieppe. The portrait was painted in Conder's house in London, 91 Cheyne Walk. Blanche describes the sittings in Propos de Peintre: De David à Degas (Paris 1927), pp.93-6.
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.57, reproduced p.57