UMBRICHT Honoré Louis
THE SLICE OF BREAD AND BUTTER
Oil on panel: 55 x 45.3 cm / 21.6 x 17.8 ins
Signed lower right
Painter of portraits, genre scenes, landscapes and still lifes.
Honoré Louis Umbricht was a student of Léon Bonnat and made his debut at the Paris Salon in 1884, winning a third-class medal and another third-class in 1898. He was a member of the Artistes Français from 1894 on. He got an honourable mention at the Exposition Universelle in 1889 and a bronze medal at the same exhibition in 1900.
Noteworthty among his portraits are those of Pope Benedict XV, Albert Sorel and the aviator Hélène Boucher.
Obernai (Lower Rhine, Germany) 1860 - 1943
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 13, p. 1344.