Jean-Eugène Buland

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Jean-Eugène Buland
Jean-Eugene Buland photo.jpg
Born (1852-10-26)October 26, 1852
Died 1926
Nationality French
Movement Naturalism
Awards Second Grand Prix de Rome
1878 and 1879

Jean-Eugène Buland is a French painter, born on October 26, 1852, in Paris, and died in 1926 in Charly-sur-Marne in the Aisne.


Offering to the Virgin, 1885
Jean Eugène Buland Alms of a Beggar, 1880

The son of an engraver, Buland entered the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts under the tutelage of Alexandre Cabanel. His earliest works were Symbolist paintings of antique scenes, but he quickly turned towards depicting scenes of everyday life.

He used photographs in order to paint with realism.[citation needed] He received the Second Grand Prix de Rome two years in a row, in 1878 and 1879. His participation in the Salon led to several awards: an honorable mention in 1879, a third place medal in 1884, followed by a second place medal in 1887. At the World's Fair in Paris in 1889 he was honored with a silver medal. He was inducted into the Legion of Honour in 1894.

He profited from the commissions he received from major institutions such as the Musée du Luxembourg and other museums in the province. He painted several panels of the Salon of Sciences at the Hôtel de Ville, Paris and decorated the ceiling of the city hall at Château-Thierry.

The Museum of Fine Arts of Carcassonne, which held his work Mariage Innocent (English: Innocent Marriage), devoted a retrospective to him from October 19, 2007, to January 19, 2008, publishing a catalogue for the occasion.

He is the brother of Jean-Émile Buland (1857–1938), an engraver and winner of the 1880 Prix de Rome.


Un Patron, or The Lesson of the Apprentice
  • Offrande à la Vierge (English: Offering to the Virgin), 1879
  • Offrande à Dieu (English: Offering to God), 1880
  • L'annonciation (English: The Annunciation), 1881
  • Les Fiancés (English: The Fiancés), 1881
  • Jésus chez Marthe et Marie (English: Jesus at the home of Martha and Mary), 1882
  • La Visite lendemain de noces (English: The Visit Following the Wedding), 1884
  • L'annonciation (English: The Annunciation), 1885
  • The Restitution à la Vierge (English: The Restitution to the Virgin), 1885
  • Mariage Innocent (English: Innocent Marriage), Museum of Fine Arts, Carcassonne
  • C'est Celui-là (English: It's That One), 1886
  • Les Héritiers (English: The Heirs), 1887, Bordeaux Museum
  • Un Patron (English: The Lesson of the Apprentice), 1888, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
  • Propagande (English: Propaganda), 1889, Musée d'Orsay
  • 'Auguste au tombeau d'Alexandre (English: Augustus at the Tomb of Alexander), Musée d'Orsay
  • Déjeuner Des Laveuses (English: Lunch of the Washerwomen), 1900
  • Conseil municipal et commission de Pierrelaye organisant la fête (English: Municipal and Commission Advice of Pierrelaye organizing the celebration), 1891, Hôtel de ville de Pierrelaye Val-d'Oise
  • Un jour d'audience (English: A Day of Audience), 1895, Chi Mei Museum, Tainan, Taiwan
  • Bretons en prière (English: Bretons in prayer), 1989, Museum of Fine Arts, Quimper
  • Le Tripot (English: The Casino), 1883, Museum of Fine Arts, Quimper
  • Flagrant délit (English: Flagrant Crime), 1893, Museum of Fine Arts, Quimper
  • Bonheur des parents (English: Parent's Happiness), 1903

See also[edit]


  • Cathy Pays, Eugène Buland 1852-1926 : Aux limites du réalisme, Éditions PanamaMusées, October 2007 (ISBN 2755702818)
  • Legion of Honour File of Jean-Eugène Buland