Manoeuvre De Seduction
by Albert Guillaume


  • Medium: Oil on panel

  • Signed: Signed lower left

  • Dated: c. 1900

  • Condition: Very good original condition

  • Size: 22.00" x 18.00" (55.9cm x 45.7cm)

  • Framed Size: 28.00" x 24.00" (71.1cm x 61.0cm)

  • Provenance: Private french collection

Artwork Biography

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Albert Guillaume was the son of the architect Edmond Guillaume, and brother of Henri Guillaume (also an architect). He was a pupil of Jean Léon Gérôme, and exhibited in Paris with the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, the Salon des Artistes Français and the Salon des Humoristes. He was awarded a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1900. Guillaume illustrated a number of works by Willy and Courteline, and published a number of albums including Little Women ( Petites Femmes) (1891), Faut voir (1894), Étoile de Mer (1895), R'vue de fin d'année (1900), Mon sursis (1901). He also produced a number of children's picture books, including Mealtimes through the Ages ( Le Repas à travers les âges) (Editions Delagrave, 1890), Strehly's Manual of Physical Exercise ( Manuel des exercices physiques) (1890), Xanroff's Love and Life ( Amour et la vie) (Editions Flammarion, 1894), Germain's Théâtreuses (1895), and The 8.47am Train ( Train de 8 h 47) (Editions Flammarion, 1896). Guillaume contributed drawings to the following reviews: La Caricature, Le Courrier français, Figaro illustré, Graphic, Le Journal, Le Matin, Le Monde illustré, Le Rire, Tatler. His own publication, L'Almanach Guillaume, appeared for over 20 years.