Adolphe LA LYRE (1850-1933)
Born in Rouvres in the Meuse in 1850, died in Paris in 1935. French school. Student of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, where he was first awarded in 1875, he started at the Salon de Paris in 1876 and was a member of the French Artists in 1880, he won two medals at the Universal Exhibition of 1889 and 1900. He exhibited first at the Salon of religious compositions (Sainte Cecile, now at the museum of Chartres, Saint Genevieve and Saint Clotilde in Montauban) inspired by his learning at Puvis de Chavannes’s studio. He later received the teaching of HENNER, the “Correggio nineteenth century”, which helped La Lyre to clarify its feminine ideal. Then he became the painter of the femme fatale, milky and red-haired beauty, fashionable at the time.
MUSEUM : Chartres, Montauban, etc.
– Salon des Artistes Français de 1911
– Exposition Internationale des Beaux-Arts de Monte-Carlo
– Bénézit, “Dictionnaire des peintres”, Gründ, 1999, tome 8, p190
– Gérald Schurr, “Les petits maîtres de la peinture”, les éditions de l’amateur, 1989, tome 3, p. 115
– Cité dans de nombreux ouvrages traitant de la peinture de la fin du XIXème
Oil on canvas
Exhibited at Salon d’Hiver, 1922
– 81 x 60 cm (100 x 78 cm cadre inclus)
– 32 x 24 in. (39 1/3 x 23 3/4 in. framed)