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FREDERIC REGAMEY (French / 1849-1925)

Frédéric Regamey, painter and printmaker, was born and died in Paris. He came from an artistic family. His father Louis Pierre Guillaume Regamey was a lithographer, and his brothers Félix Élie and Guillaume Urban Regamey were both artists of note. Frédéric Regamey was taught by Horace Lecoq de Boisbaudran. He is remembered especially as the editor of etchings for the literary and artistic journal Paris à l'eau-forte, which in the 1870s was one of the few journals sympathetic to the Impressionists; even before the First Impressionist Exhibition, Regamey published Impressionist etchings by Armand Guillaumin and others. Regamey was deeply influenced by Manet, which may have slanted him towards Impressionism. Vincent van Gogh admired both Frédéric and Guillaume Regamey, and owned some of Frédéric Regamey's prints of Japanese subjects, which he refers to at least twice in his letters. Our "artist photo" is an original etching by Regamey, a self-portrait standing behind Richard Lesclide, the literary editor of Paris à l'eau forte. Regamey also collaborated with Lesclide in the publishing house La Librairie de l'Eau-forte, which published Manet's editions of Le Fleuve and Le Corbeau. In later life Regamey added an acute accent to the first "e" of his surname - Régamey - but in the 1870s, from which all our prints come, he signed himself Regamey.

See also:

Dr. PAUL FERDINAND GACHET
ARMAND GUILLAUMIN
LÉON BONNAT
LÉON GERMAIN PELOUSE

Selected prints by FREDERIC REGAMEY

Le bal de l'Opéra,
vu de l'amphithéatre, 1873
Etching
La Passante, 1873
Etching
À la voile (Sailing), 1873
Etching

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