(PP.7) - The Inauguration of Crystal Palace

Eugene Louis Lami (1800 - 1890) - The Inauguration of Crystal Palace; signed and dated 1851.
Water colour 21x15 1/8 in. (53x38cm) Copyright - Christies Images Ltd. 1999

Picture from Christie's "The London Sale" leaflet calling for entries for the sale to be held at 8 King Street, London SW1Y 6QT on 26th November 1999 - viewing 21-25th November.
The sale price was £30,000.

Eugene Louis Lami - genre painting (the painting of the life of ordinary people), watercolours and lithographs. Born Paris 12th January 1800 and died Paris 19th December 1890. Studied under Antoine-Jean Gros (1771 - 1835), Horace Vernet (1789 - 1863) and at the 'Ecole des Beaux-Arts'. His lithography was influenced by Auguste Raffette (1804 - 1860) and was said to have less force but more elegance. Lami expressed himself superbly in a distinct French style and his lithographic collections constitute an important record of Parisienne society during the reign of Louis-Philippe. He was equally attracted by the English aristocracy whom he came to know over the course of his four year stay (1825-1829) in London where he adopted the customs of English society under George IV.

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