Jean-Pierre “Jean-Paul” Haag [1842-1921]
Woman at window, ca.1880s.
Oil on canvas
12-3/4 x 10-3/4 inches [unframed] | 17-1/2 x 14-1/2 inches [framed]
Frame: Gilded Heydenryk custom frame, ca.1950s.
Marking type: Vertical rectangular green framing tag with printing.
Location: Frame top middle verso.
Text: ‘a HEYDENRYK frame / H [stylized] [image of a townhouse] H [stylized] / JR [stylized] / THE HOUSE OF HEYDENRYK / 417 E. 76th ST. / NEW YORK, N. Y. 10021’.
Jean-Pierre “Jean-Paul” Haag [1842-1921] was a top French genre painter depicting idealized scenes of children and everyday country life . Haag was a part of the Normandy Painters’ Colony (1870-1921) and Ecouen Painters Colony (1870). He married Ernestine Juliette Confais, whom possibly is depicted in this painting knitting, and had several children. Woman at window, ca.1880s is an unusual example of the artist employing a typical Renaissance, Medieval and trompe l’oeil device of an arched frame to heighten the depth. Haag showed at various Salons in Paris and in colony exhibitions.
Very good condition, craquelure throughout, appears to be relined ;
2020 ( David Smernoff, New York, NY ) ;
ca.1880s Jean-Pierre “Jean-Paul” Haag [1842-1921], the artist ;
2020 David Smernoff, New York, NY, Tiny moments : the life of genre painting, November 15 – December 31.
Birth: November 5, 1842 in Elbeuf, Normandy, France ;
Death: March 5, 1921 in Ecouen, France ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ;
Zodiac: Scorpio ;
Known for: Genre painting ; portrait painting ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: Small towns ; genre scenes ; children ; everyday scenes ; everyday life ;
Areas: Elbeuf, Normandy, France (1842-1870) ; Ecouen, France (1870-1921) ; Paris, France (1895-?) ;
Region: Europe ;
Lived: Elbeuf, Normandy, France ; Ecouen, France ;
Father: Jean Pierre? Haag (?-?), German mechanic ;
Mother: Geneviève (Maloizel/Malvizet) Haag (?-1891) ;
Spouse: Ernestine Juliette (Confais/Confair) Haag (1847-?), wife, married January 7, 1872 in Paris, France ;
Children: Jean-Pierre Haag III (1863-1892), son [unclear if this is their child] ; Gaston Haag (?-?), son ; [several other children] ;
Training: Grew up in the Normandy Painters’ Colony ; Joined Ecouen Painters Colony (29 Rue de Paris, 1870) under Pierre Édouard Frère (1819-1886) & Léon Marie Constant Dansaert (1830-1909) ;
Instructors: Pierre Édouard Frère (1819-1886) ; Léon Marie Constant Dansaert (1830-1909) ;
Member: Normandy Painters’ Colony, Normandy, France, member ; Ecouen Painters Colony, Ecouen, France, member (1870-1921) ;
Exhibited with: Paris Salons, Paris, France (1870) ;
Milestones: Grew up in the Normandy Painters’ Colony ; Joined Ecouen Painters Colony (29 Rue de Paris, 1870) ; Interested in history especially local village of Ecouen history ;