Photographic material and newspaper clippings relating to Juliette Henry

Made 1867-1920

Lucien Felix Henry was born in 1850 in Provence, in the south of France. He arrived in Paris to study art in 1867 and was accepted into Gerome’s studio at the Ecoles des Beaux Arts. His studies were disrupted by the Franco-Prussian War and the siege of Paris. He played a leading role in the popular movement to defend the Paris Commune in 1871 as Chef de la Legion, responsible for the defence of the 14th arrondissement. After their defeat Henry, with some 4000 other Communards, was incarcerated i...

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A collection of photographic material and three newspaper clippings relating to Juliette Henry, wife of Lucien Henry. The photographs include two portraits of Juliette Henry. One is a 3/4 length portrait mounted on card. The other is a hand coloured 1/2 length portrait of Juliette Henry fixed in an oval, gold coloured mount. This photograph has been removed from its frame revealing an envelope containing three press clippings, two of which are obituaries for Juliette Henry. There are also two framed photographs featuring unknown people. These have been hand painted. One shows the profile of a semi-naked woman (Psyche) seated on a rock, while the other shows two women seated at a table. The collection also includes a bound photograph album with a green cloth cover that was owned by family of Mme Juliette Henry. There are also three additional photographs framed within a single frame. The same young woman [Juliette Henry] appears in each of the photographs.

Production

1867-1920

History

Donor acquired various Henry family effects from Mme Henry's descendents in New South Wales in the 1970s when he purchased several of Lucien Henry's paintings.

Source

Purchased 1999

Cite this Object

Photographic material and newspaper clippings relating to Juliette Henry 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 March 2017, <https://ma.as/166501>
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