Alfred-Henri Bramtot

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Alfred-Henri Bramtot
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Alfred-Henri Bramtot, carte de visite;
(circa 1890).
Born 1852
Died 16 June 1894

Alfred-Henri Bramtot (1852, Paris – 16 June 1894) was a 19th-century French painter.


A student at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris in William Bouguereau's atelier, Alfred-Henri Bramtot won the Prix de Rome for painting in 1879 with La Mort de Démosthène. After his stay in Rome at Villa Medicis, he began a career as a painter and decorator. After competing unsuccessfully for the scenery of the town hall of Arcueil, he participated in the decoration of the council chamber of the town hall of Les Lilas in 1889 on the theme of the universal suffrage (See here) In 1893, he provided the cartoon to glassmaker master Félix Gaudin for the St. Catherine stained glass due to adorn one of the windows of the Sainte-Catherine church in Lille. He regularly exhibited at the Salon: he obtained a third class medal in 1876 and was out of competition after 1885. During the 1890s, he was also a professor at the Académie Julian.[1]

On 24 April 1886, the New York Times informed its readers of his picture Les Amis de Job exhibited at the Salon .[2]

With Georges Duval (died in 1915), he was the author of many drawings intended for paper currency emissions for the French colonies. He was master of drawing at the École polytechnique.[3]

His Parisian studio was located at 3 rue Joseph-Bara (fr) in the 6th arrondissement.

List of paintings[edit]

(partial list)

Painting Title Date Size Notes Location
Saint Sébastien 1875 Current location unknown (formerly at the city hall of Clermont-Ferrand)
Aristée 1876 Location unknown
Figure peinte 1877 81 x 65 cm Paris, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts
Le Massacre des Innocents 1878
Bramtot La mort de Démosthène.JPG La Mort de Démosthène 1879 145 x 113 cm Paris, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts
Le Sabbat 1880
Le Supplice d'Ixion 1881 238 x 160 cm Nîmes, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Compassion 1882 257,4 x 174,7 cm Newcastle, Laing Art Gallery
Héliodore (copy after Raphael) 1883 Paris, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts
Le Départ de Tobie 1885 240 x 390 cm Bourges, musée du Berry
Les Amis de Job 1886 Location unknown
Le panier d'oranges 1886 51,5 x 40,3 cm Private collection
Léda 1888 136 x 220 cm Location unknown (formerly in Paris, Institut de France)
Les Fiancés. Les grands-parents 1888 45,5 x 135 cm Paris, Petit Palais
La Famille. Le repas de midi 1888 45 x 75 cm Paris, Petit Palais
Le Suffrage universel, esquisse pour la mairie des Lilas 1889 34,5 x 52 cm Paris, Petit Palais
Le Suffrage universel 1890–1891 Les Lilas, mairie
Portrait de monsieur Ducros Aubert 1890 67 x 53 cm Marseille, musée des beaux-arts
Ruth et Noémie 1890 Location unknown
Scène biblique. Le départ de Tobie 1890 96,5 x 149,9 cm Location unknown
La Pêche galante 1892 75,5 x 101 cm Private collection
La Préparation du repas 73 x 54 cm Private collection
Vénus et l'Amour 143 x 99 cm Private collection
Portrait d'une jeune italienne 21 x 14 cm Private collection
Le petit Saint Jean-Baptiste 30x 24 cm Private collection
Rêve de Marie Mulhouse, Musée des Beaux-Arts



  1. ^ (fr) Gallica French archives
  2. ^ "Alfred Henri Bramtot (1852-1894)", in Master Paintings of the World.
  3. ^ Obituary, in Le Matin, 17 June 1894, p.2 (en ligne sur Gallica).

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