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Artist Devéria, Eugène, 1805-1865.
Title Ernest Caylus.
Date 1826.
Description Graphic reproduction(s) with documentation of a painting.
Dimensions/Medium 32 x 25 1/2 in.


Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Photoarchive Items  Devéria, Eugène François Marie Joseph, 500, Ernest Caylus    AVAILABLE
Provenance (b) The portrait descended through the subject's daughter, Thérèse, to her nephew, Ernest Iselin;
(b) to his son, Mr. Ernest Iselin, present owner, New York.
Current repository Ernest Iselin, New York, New York, United States, private.
Color notes (a) Dark brown hair and eyes. Darker brown coat and trousers, buff waistcoat, white collar and neck piece, brown gloves lined with gray. Dark red cover on table in lower right. Dark brown background above, shaded with lighter brown below.
Subject (b) Ernest Caylus (1813-1878). His parents came from Bordeaus. He married Thérèse de Ruyter ((c) 1819-1879), daughter of John de Ruyter and Désirée Raingeard, and (b) descendant of Admiral de Ruyter ((d) Admiral Michiel Adriaanszoon de Ruyter (1607-1676), (b) whose portrait by Hendrick Berckman is also owned by Mr. Iselin). (c) The subject was trained to be an engineer and came to the United States in 1835, with his classmate of the Polytechnic School, Louis Chassaignac de Latrade, to enter the engineering business. Caylus returned to France. After the fall of Louis-Philippe, the Constituent Assembly named Caylus in June 1848 to be Préfet of the Department of the Dordogne. He was transferred to the Department of the Marne of which he was named Preéfet on October 31st, 1848 and in which position he was installed on November 2nd. After the election of Louis-Napoleon, nephew of Napoleon I, Caylus resigned as Préfet and subsequently became the director of National, a newspaper founded in 1830 in defiance of Charles X and his minister Polignac, which was devoted to the defense of Republican constitution. After Napoleon's Coup d'Etat, Caylus was warned of his impending arrest and left Paris for Mantes, thence to Rouen and Havre, from which he embarked for England. By 1852 he was in America where he settled in New York and remained for the rest of his life.
Images Photograph, Thurman Rotan 55504 Frick Art Reference Library, New York (FARL) negative.
Digital image, Thurman Rotan 55504_POST.tif Frick Art Reference Library, New York (FARL) negative.
Inscriptions/Markings Signed and dated lower left: "Deeveria 1826".
Sources (a) Library staff, January 11, 1961.
(b) Mr. Ernest Iselin, verbally, January 11, 1961 and February 15, 1961.
(c) Correspondence of Ernest Caylus. Privately printed, Paris, 1933 (in possession of Mr. Iselin).
(d) Century Cyclopeida of Names. 1911, p.876.
(e) Library staff, February 1961.
(f) New York Times (February 14, 1968).
LC subject Devéria, Eugène, 1805-1865.
Caylus, Ernest, 1813-1878.
Art, French.
Other subject Portraits: Children: Boys.
Form French School.
Paintings (visual works)
Reproductions.
Related corporate bodies Frick Art Reference Library.
Private collection Ernest Iselin, art collection.
Frick artist name form Devéria, Eugène François Marie Joseph, 1805-1865.
Fund Record created with funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities.
Record created with funding from The Henry Luce Foundation.

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