The Hector Berlioz Website

Berlioz Photo Album : Posthumous portraits (1)

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 and Paganini at the Paris Conservatoire, by Adolphe Yvon – 1884

This engraving of a painting by Adolphe Yvon (1817-1893), published in Le Monde Illustré, 22 March 1884, represents a scene at the Paris Conservatoire after a concert given by Berlioz in December 1838.

The caption reads: 
16 December 1838 at the Conservatoire. — Paganini at Berlioz’s feet, after the performance of the « Symphonie fantastique ».
Sketch of painting by M. Yvon. — Engraving by M. LEPÈRE, after the photograph by M. PIERRE PETIT. — (See the article, page 182.)

The original painting entitled ‘Hommage de Paganini à Berlioz lors du concert du 16 décembre 1838’, is in the Médiathèque, Cité de la musique, Paris.

You may read elsewhere on this site the French original text and our English translation of the article on page 182 of Le Monde Illustré in which the story behind the painting has been related.
The above engraving and its related article have been reproduced on this site from our own copy of Le Monde Illustré, 22 March 1884.

© (unless otherwise stated) Monir Tayeb and Michel Austin for all the texts and images on Berlioz Photo Album pages..
All rights of reproduction reserved.

 

Photo Album main page