The New International Encyclopædia/Lehmann, Henri

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LEHMANN, Henri (1814-82). A French historical and portrait painter, born at Kiel, Schleswig, April 14, 1814. He was a pupil of his father, Leo Lehmann, and Ingres. He opened a studio in Paris in 1847. The subjects of his first paintings were scriptural. He took first-class medals in 1840, 1848, 1855; received the cross of the Legion of Honor in 1846, and was made professor of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts (1861). His principal works include: “Tobias and the Angel” (1835); “Jephtha's Daughter” (1836); “Don Diego” (1836); portrait of Charles VII., of Louis VIII.; “Saint Catharine Borne to the Tomb by Angels” (1840); “Hamlet,” “Ophelia” (1846); “Leonidas” (1848); “Grief of the Oceanides” (1850); “Adoration of Magi” (1855); “Education of Tobias” (1859); “Rest” (1864); mural paintings in the chapels of the Church of Saint Merry, on the ceiling of the Great Hall in the Palais de Justice, and in the Throne Hall, Luxembourg Palace. He painted a portrait of himself for the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.