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Henri-Guillaume Schlesinger (1814-1893)


Henri-Guillaume Schlesinger, originally Wilhelm Heinrich Schlesinger (6 August 1814, Frankfurt am Main - 21 February 1893, Neuilly-sur-Seine) was a French portrait and genre painter of German birth.
He was especially known for his lively and sensitive depictions of young women.
He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, and was originally active in that city.


He then moved to Paris, where he participated in the Salon from 1840-1889 and received two medals.

During a visit to Istanbul in 1837, he was commissioned to do several official paintings of Sultan Mahmud II, including a large equestrian portrait and one of the Sultan wearing Western-style clothing, which is now on display at the Topkapi Palace Museum.
One was donated to King Louis-Philippe by Mustafa Reşid Pasha, who was then serving as Ambassador to France, and may now be seen at Versailles.
His painting "The Five Senses" was purchased by Empress Eugénie in 1865.

The following year, he was named a Chevalier in the Legion of Honor and became a French citizen in 1870, just before the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War.
During the war and the subsequent Commune, he lived in London.
In addition to oil paintings, he was a watercolorist and painted miniatures on ivory. | © Wikipedia


Henry-Guillaume-Schlesinger | 13 paintings from 1865 Paris Salon









Henri-Guillaume Schlesinger, originariamente Wilhelm Heinrich Schlesinger (1814, Francoforte sul Meno - 1893, Neuilly-sur-Seine) è stato un ritrattista Francese e pittore di genere di nascita tedesca. Era particolarmente noto per le sue raffigurazioni vivaci e sensibili di giovani donne.
Ha studiato pittura all'Accademia di Belle Arti di Vienna ed è stato originariamente attivo in quella città.
Si trasferì quindi a Parigi, dove partecipò al Salon dal 1840-1889 e ricevette due medaglie.
Durante una visita ad Istanbul nel 1837, gli fu commissionato di realizzare diversi dipinti ufficiali del sultano Mahmud II, tra cui un grande ritratto equestre ed uno del sultano che indossa abiti in stile occidentale, che ora è in mostra al Museo del Palazzo Topkapi.


Uno fu donato al re Luigi Filippo da Mustafa Reşid Pasha, che allora serviva come ambasciatore in Francia, ed ora può essere visto a Versailles.
Il suo dipinto "I cinque sensi" fu acquistato dall'imperatrice Eugenia nel 1865.

L'anno successivo fu nominato Cavaliere della Legion d'Onore e divenne cittadino francese nel 1870, poco prima dello scoppio della guerra franco-prussiana.
Durante la guerra e la successiva Comune visse a Londra. Oltre ai dipinti ad olio, era un acquarellista e dipingeva miniature su avorio.











Henri-Guillaume Schlesinger | The Five Senses