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Emile Villa (1836-1900)

The Enticement

French School, oil on canvas signed top left

Dimensions : H. 45 x W. 31 inches (With frame: H. 53 x W. 40 inches)

Emile Villa was born in Montpellier on April 25, 1836.

He was a genre scene painter, portraitist, animal painter, caricaturist, and illustrator.

1861: Villa attended the école des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was the student of Charles Gleyre and Auguste Glaize.
1859 to 1882: he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français.
1876: he is awarded an honorable mention
1889: Villa is awarded an honorable mention at the Exposition Universelle of 1889

His delicate genre scenes are reminiscent of 18th century paintings.

Museum:
Montpellier, Musée Fabre

Bibliography:
E. Bénézit, édition Gründ, Tome 14, page 241.

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