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Berlioz Photo Album : 1860 1863

Unless otherwise stated all pictures on Berlioz Photos pages have been scanned from engravings, paintings, postcards and other publications in our own collection. All rights of reproduction reserved.

Berlioz’s photos and portraits

c 1860 – photograph by Nadar 

The original copy of this photo is in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris.

 

 

The above postcard was published by the Musée Hector Berlioz.

 

The above is a 60cm x 40cm poster published by the Musée Hector Berlioz.

 

The bust on this old postcard could have been inspired by the 1860 photograph by Nadar. There is no information on the back of the card about its subject, date and place of publication.

 

c 1860 – pencil drawing by Alphonse Legros

The original copy of this drawing is in the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge, UK.

 

1861 – in formal Academician suit,
drawn by Heim
 

Copies of this portrait are in the Louvre Museum, Paris and the Musée Hector Berlioz. Berlioz was elected member of the Institut de France on 21 June 1856.

 

The above engraving, after an 1862 photo by Carjat, has been scanned from Adolphe Jullien’s biography of Berlioz, Hector Berlioz, sa vie et ses œuvres (Paris, 1888), a copy of which is in our own collection. 

 

The 1862 engraving as published in the Illustrazione Popolare in 1890, a copy of which is in our own collection.

 

Photograph by Pierre Petit – date not clear

This photograph is rarely reproduced, and no source goes further than saying: “Collection Sirot”. Sirot was a photographer who had a large collection of ancient clichés by Nadar and many others.

 

1863 – photograph by Pierre Petit

A copy of this photo is in the Musée Hector Berlioz.

1863 – photograph by Pierre Petit

This copy is in the Bibliothèque Municipale de Grenoble. We are most grateful to Madame Sylvie Crouzet, Directrice-adjointe de la Bibliothèque d’étude, Bibliothèque Municipale, for sending us an electronic copy of the photo.

 

This engraving from the photo taken by Pierre Petit was made by T Johnson, and published in the December 1893 issue of the Century Monthly Magazine, a copy of which is in our own collection. The engraving accompanied the personal reminiscences of Berlioz’s friend Ernest Reyer, reproduced elsewhere on this site. 

 

Portrait painted by A Peretti after the photo by Pierre Petit 

The original copy of this portrait was on display at the Berlioz exhibition – Opéra Garnier, from 14 October 2003 to 18 January 2004.

 

1863 – lithograph by Fuhn after the photo by Pierre Petit

This lithograph has been scanned from a 19th century book in our own collection. It bears the last few lines of Berlioz’s Mémoires and his signature, both in his own hand-writing. 

 

1863 – photograph by Pierre Petit

 

1863 – photograph by Pierre Petit

 

Drawing by Henri Meyer, engraving by Tilly
after the photograph by Pierre Petit

This engraving was published in the 31 October 1886 issue of Le Journal Illustré a copy of which is in our own collection.

 

The above postcard was published in Spain.

 

1863 – photograph by Pierre Petit

The original copy of this photo is in the Rapho Collection.

After 1863 photograph by Pierre Petit

This engraving was published in 1868.

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