Louis Anquetin - Henri Samary 1880

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Henri Samary 1880

Henri Samary 1880
71x53cm oil/canvas
Musée d'Orsay, France, Paris

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From Musée d'Orsay, France:
Anquetin probably met Henri Samary (1865-1902) through Lautrec, who had painted a portrait of the actor on the stage of the Comédie-Française in 1889 (Musée d'Orsay).
Henri Samary belonged to a veritable dynasty of actors: he was the grandson of Suzanne Brohan (1807-1887) and the nephew of Madeleine Brohan (1833-1900), both members of the Comédie-Française, and of Louis-Jacques Samary (1815-1893), a cellist at the Opéra. His two sisters, Marie (1848-1941) and Jeanne (1857-1890), were also well known in the theatre, especially Jeanne who had found success and recognition at the Comédie-Française. Jeanne was immortalised in several portraits by Renoir. Henri too went to train at the Comédie Française in 1883. While there, he performed in plays by Molière, and also acted in works by contemporary writers such as Feuillet, Sardou and Richepin.