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NORBERT GOENEUTTE (French / 1854-1894)

Norbert Goeneutte is one of the most interesting of the minor Impressionists. Goeneutte was a friend of Manet and of Renoir (he is shown, as a young man with a beard in Renoir's Moulin de la Galette and La Balançoire, both painted in 1876, the same year as our three etchings by Goeneutte). Nobert Goeneutte learned how to etch from Marcellin Desboutin and also from Dr Paul Gachet. It was Gachet who introduced him to the journal Paris à l'eau-forte, which pioneered the Impressionist aesthetic in the 1870s. Norbert Goeneutte was closely associated with two other contributors to Paris à l'eau-forte, Henri Guérard (its artistic director) and Félix Buhot. It was to Dr Gachet that Goeneutte turned for treatment for the tuberculosis that cut his life and career short. His total output of etchings and drypoints was 212, as catalogued by Christophe Duvivier. See: G. de Knyff, Norbert Goeneutte, sa vie, son oeuvre, 1978; Norbert Goeneutte 1854-1954, Musée Picasso, 1982; Christophe Duvivier, Norbert Goeneutte 1854-1894, exhibition catalogue with catalogue raisonné of the prints, Musée de Pontoise, 1994.

See also:

FÉLIX BUHOT
Dr. PAUL FERDINAND GACHET
HENRI GUÉRARD
ÉDOUARD MANET

Selected prints by NORBERT GOENEUTTE

Henri Guérard
consultant un carton
d'estampes (Le dos
d'un artiste), 1876
Etching
Le Boulevard de
Clichy, 1876
Etching •SOLD
Jour de fête, temps
de pluie (Un coin de
boulevard), 1876
Etching/aquatint

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