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Frédéric Bazille

Born: Montpellier, 6 December 1841
Died: Beaune-la-Rolande, 28 November 1870
Nationality: French

bourgeois, politician father


with Charles Gleyre (1862, Paris)


1862 – Bazille meets Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley in Gleyre’s studio

 1863 – travels to Fontainebleau with Monet

 1864 – travels in Normandy with Monet and to Honfleur with Eugène Boudin and Johan Barthold Jongkind

 1870 – outbreak of Franco-Prussian War; Bazille enlists in a Zouave regiment and is killed in action


Fontainebleau (1863); Normandy (1864); Honfleur (1864); Chailly (1865)

Important Artworks: 

The Pink Dress, 1864 (Musée d’Orsay, Paris)

Bazille’s Studio in the Rue de la Condamine, 1870 (Musée d’Orsay; includes portraits of Bazille, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Zacharie Astruc, Emile Zola and Maître Edmond)