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Charles Meryon

French printmaker of English parentage

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
He was a successful printmaker. He was the illegitimate son of an Englishman, Dr. Charles Lewis Meryon, and Narcisse Chaspoux, a dancer at the Paris Opéra. He was colorblind (unable to distinguish between red and green), as is apparent in his pastels. He suffered mental illness, and died in the famous insane asylum at Charenton (in a suburb of Paris).

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500001302.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Charles Meryon:

Charles Meryon after Reinier Zeeman Le Pavillon de Mademoiselle et une Partie des Louvre, 1849 Etching
Charles Meryon after Reinier Zeeman Entrance to the Faubourg Saint-Marceau, Paris (Entrée du Faubourg Saint-Marceau, à Paris), 1850 Etching
Charles Meryon Title de Vues de Paris, 1852 Etching
Charles Meryon Dédicace à Reynier Nooms, dit Zeeman, 1854 Etching
Charles Meryon Ancienne Porte du Palais de Justice, 1854 Etching
Charles Meryon Arms of the City of Paris, 1854 Etching
Charles Meryon Le Stryge, 1853 Etching on green paper
Charles Meryon Le Petit Pont, Paris, 1850 Etching
Charles Meryon L’Arche du Pont, Notre Dame, 1853 Etching
Charles Meryon La Galerie de Notre Dame, 1853 Etching
Charles Meryon The Clock Tower (La Tour de L’Horloge), 1852 Etching
Charles Meryon House with a Turret, Weavers’ Street, Paris (Tourelle de la Rue de la Tixéranderie), 1852 Etching on Japan paper
Charles Meryon St. Etienne du Mont, 1852 Etching
Charles Meryon Le Pompe Notre Dame, 1852 Etching
Charles Meryon La Petite Pompe, Paris, 1854 Etching
Charles Meryon Le Pont Neuf, 1853 Etching
Charles Meryon Le Pont-au-Change, 1854 Etching
Charles Meryon La Morgue, 1854 Etching
Charles Meryon L’Abside de Notre Dame, 1854 Etching
Charles Meryon The Tomb of Molière, 1854 Etching
Charles Meryon Tourelle de l’École de Médecine, Dite de Marat, 1861 Etching
Charles Meryon La Rue des Chantres, Paris, 1862 Etching
Charles Meryon Collège Henry IV ou Lycée Napoleon, 1864 Etching
Charles Meryon Bain-froid Chevier, 1864 Etching
Charles Meryon The Admiralty, Paris (Ministère de la Marine, Paris), 1865 Etching
Charles Meryon after Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau the Younger The Ante-Chamber of the Old Palace of Justice (Salle des Pas-Perdus à l’Ancien Palais-de-Justice, Paris), 1855 Etching
Charles Meryon Pirouette Street, near the Markets, Paris (La Rue Pirouette aux Halles, Paris), 1860 Etching
Charles Meryon Passerelle du Pont-au-Change apres l’incendie de 1621, 1860 Etching
Charles Meryon Le Grand Chatelet à Paris, ca. 1780 Etching
Charles Meryon La Rue des Toiles, Bourges, 19th century Etching
Charles Meryon Entrée du Couvent des Capucins Français à Athèns, 1854 Etching
Charles Meryon Cover for the set of etchings “A Voyage to New Zealand” (Couverture du Voyage à la Nouvelle Zélande), 1866 Etching on brown paper
Charles Meryon New Caledonia (Nouvelle Caledonie), 1863 Etching
Charles Meryon Océania: Fishing, near Islands with Palms in the Uvea or Wallis Group (Océanie: Ilots à Uvea), 1863 Etching
Charles Meryon Seine Fishing off Colliers’ Point, 1863 Etching
Charles Meryon Indigenous Barns and Huts at Akaroa, Banks’ Peninsula (Greniers Indigènes et Habitations à Akaroa, Presqu’Ile de Banks), 1845 Etching
Charles Meryon The Little French Colony at Akaroa (État de la Petite Colonie Françoise d’Akaroa), 1845 Etching
Charles Meryon Swift-Sailing Proa, Mulgrave Archipelago, Oceania (Prô-Volant des Îles Mulgraves: Océanie), 1866 Etching
Charles Meryon Adresse de Rochoux, 19th century Etching
Charles Meryon Vers a Eugène Bléry, 19th century Etching
Charles Meryon The Harness (L’Attelage), 19th century (restrike printed 1965) Etching on white wove paper
Charles Meryon The Harness (L’Attelage), 19th century (restrike printed 1965) Etching
Charles Meryon La Loi Lunaire, 1866 Etching
Charles Meryon The Printer Valerius Maximus Being Presented to the King Louis XI (Présentation du Valère Maxime au Roi Louis XI), 1860 Etching
Charles Meryon Design for a frame for the Portrait of Armand Guéraud (Projet d’Encadrement pour le Portrait d’Armand Guéraud), 1862 Etching
Charles Meryon Rebus: “Here lies the Ancient Vendetta” (Rébus: “Ci-Gît la Vendetta Surannée”), 1863 Etching
Charles Meryon Rebus: “Béranger was not really strong, for he never had the Key of the Fields” (Rébus: “Béranger ne fut Véritablement Fort, Car il n'eut jamais la Clef des Champs”), 1863 Etching
Charles Meryon Rebus: “No, Morny Is not Dead for He Is Marrying Again” (Rébus: “Non, Morny n’est pas Mort car il Noce Encore”), 1863 Etching
Edmond Gosselin after Charles Meryon Eaux-Fortes sur Paris: title page, 1881 Etching
Edmond Gosselin after Charles Meryon L’Arch du Pont, Notre Dame, 1881 Etching
Edmond Gosselin after Charles Meryon La Loi Lunaire, 1881 Etching
Edmond Gosselin after Charles Meryon Gallery of Notre Dame, 1881 Etching
Edmond Gosselin after Charles Meryon Rue de Mauvais Garcons, 1881 Etching
Edmond Gosselin after Charles Meryon Le Stryge, 1881 Etching
Edmond Gosselin after Charles Meryon Tourelle de la Rue de la Tixeranderie, 1881 Etching
Edmond Gosselin after Charles Meryon St. Etienne du Mont, 1881 Etching
Edmond Gosselin after Charles Meryon Le Pont Neuf, 1881 Etching
Edmond Gosselin after Charles Meryon Le Pont-au-Change, 1881 Etching
Edmond Gosselin after Charles Meryon La Morgue, 1881 Etching
Edmond Gosselin after Charles Meryon Apse of Notre Dame, 1881 Etching
Edmond Gosselin after Charles Meryon Le Pont Neuf, 1881 Etching
Edmond Gosselin after Charles Meryon Le Pont-au-Change, 1881 Etching
Edmond Gosselin after Charles Meryon Partie de le Cite, 1881 Etching
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