Alfred Quesnay de Beaurepaire (1830-1897)
|Artist Name||Alfred Quesnay de Beaurepaire (1830-1897)|
|Title||Champs Elysees Paris|
|Description||An impressive large French Impressionist drawing by Alfred Quesnay de Beaurepaire who was a noted illustrator and artist. This busy Paris Champs Elysees street scene circa 1887 is packed full of the city life of the day.
Signed and titled right
|Medium||Charcoal/pencil on paper|
|Size||25 x 14 inches|
|Frame||Maple frame with gilt slip 30 inches by 20 inches, good condition.|
|Condition||In good condition.|
|Biography||Alfred Quesnay de Beaurepaire (1830-1898) was a novelist, French painter and draftsman. His father, Jean-Marie Quesnay, a descendant of the economist François Quesnay, lawyer, judge in Saumur, was permitted to add his name to Beaurepaire in 1859.
Alfred Quesnay de Beaurepaire is the older brother of Jules Quesnay de Beaurepaire, the magistrate who overwhelmed Alfred Dreyfus and fell into a delirious conspiracy. Signing A. Beaurepaire, he exhibited his paintings at the Salon in 1874 and is known for his military works but also scenes of horse racing. He was drawing master at the Ecole Polytechnique in 1891. He illustrated many books, some signed Beaurepaire, including the famous The Fur Country by Jules Verne (1873) with Jules Férat, mostly written and produced on behalf of the Librairie Firmin-Didot.