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Eugene Blery's engravings of Nemours

1851 1870
 Collection
Identifier: 1969-004

Abstract

Eugene Blery (1805-1887) was a French artist, engraver and lithographer. This collection contains two etchings of pastoral views of Nemours in Normany, France. One depicts the French ancestral home of the du Pont family.

Dates

  • 1851
  • 1870

Creator

Extent

2 item(s)

Physical Description

1 print : etching, b&w ; image 7.5 x 11.5 in., on sheet 13 x 19 in. 1 print : etching, b&w ; image 7.5 x 11.5 in., on sheet 12.5 x 15 in.

Biographical Note

Eugene Blery (1805-1887) was a French artist, engraver and lithographer. He printed all of his own artwork which focused on landscapes. The Montalivet family supported Blery. He was recognized and honored during his lifetime for his artwork. He also was mentor to the great artist Charles Meyron (1821-1868).

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was an economist, diplomat, and enterepreneur and the patriarch of the family who established the DuPont Company. Oringinally from Paris, he lived in Nemours with his wife and two sons. Pierre Samuel du Pont was a member of parliament for Nemours. During the French Revolution he supported King Louis XVI (1754-1793) and after enduring many hardships, du Pont de Nemours emigrated to the United States with his family in 1799. In 1802 his son, Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), established a black powder manufactory in Delaware.

Scope and Content

This collection contains two etchings of pastoral views of Nemours in Normany, France. One is a landscape which shows the du Pont chateau and a bridge in the center with trees in the right foreground; and two men on the banks of the Loire River in the center foreground. The chateau illustrated was the French ancestral home of the du Pont family. The second landscape shows a different view of the bridge and buildings along the Loire River, including a church.

Location

DF 19

Existence and Location of Originals

Originals in the Louvre Museum collection [?]. Copies embossed; "Musee de Louvre chalcographie."

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Eugene Blery's engravings of Nemours
Status:
Online
Date:
2014
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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