Fish Illustrations of Albin Mesnel (delsc)

Fish Illustrations of Albin Mesnel (delsc)

by Melanie Paquette Widmann, Albin Mesnel

NOOK Book(eBook)


Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now
LEND ME® See Details


The publication delsc attempts to bring attention to art that is in the public domain but which may not be well-known to the public. This edition is focused on the works of Albin Mesnel, a French artist. He was particularly good at capturing the moods of animals.

The images in this edition were selected from
La pêche et les poissons by Henri de La Blanchère and, of course, illustrated by Albin Mesnel (1868).

Melanie Paquette Widmann
Editor and Publisher

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014272759
Publisher: CTG Publishing
Publication date: 03/19/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 11 MB
Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

About the Author

Albin Mesnel was born in 1830, at the Manufacture des Gobelins, where his father was a tapestry artist. During his childhood, he studied drawing under the direction of MM. Mulard and Abel Lucas, professors at the manufacturer. In 1845, he studied to become an illustrator of nature in M. Delahaye’s studio, he himself having been an artist at the Manufacture des Gobelins. Mesnel retained that post for about ten years, contributing to the engravings found in the Encyclopédie of Chenu and l’Histoire des Picidés by M. Malherbe which he continued to contribute to even after his departure from the studio.

In his independent ventures, he contributed to many publications including Le Monde de la mer by Moquin-Tandon, l’Univers by Pouchet, works by M. L. Figuier on insects, fish, reptiles, birds, mammals, etc., the Animaux de la France by M. Rendu, the Dictionnaire des pêches by M. de La Blanchère.

At the time of his death, he was working on a project about fish with M. Moreau as well as on the Faune de Madagascar by M. Grandidier. A large number of illustrated books, the Magasin pittoresque, the journal La Nature, many Hachette publications, the Tour du Monde, etc. contain his work.

When he vacationed, he frequently chose to be by the sea and was most fond of the Normandy coast; especially Havre, Dieppe, Beuzeval, and Veules.

He loved animals, knew how to observe them and how to represent their individual personalities in his work. His sketches attempted, in a picturesque way, to reproduce their moods as they went about life hunting, loving and combatting.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews