Edmond DE PURY ✿

Edmond Jean de Pury (1845-1911) was a Swiss painter and engraver. De Pury was born in Neuchâtel. He was a member of a Prussian noble family and was a nephew of James-Ferdinand de Pury. He trained at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, studying painting and engraving. While at school in Paris, he was a student of Charles Gleyre.

Although he painted landscapes, de Pury's main focus was portraiture. He was best known for his Italalian figure paintings, mainly of working-class people of Rome, Capri, and Venice. The highest price for one of his paintings was US$40,599 in 2007 for In the Lagoons of Venice.
His paintings were exhibited in Paris. His portrait of Richard Wagner was completed two years before the composer's death. His work is displayed in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Bern, the Kunstmuseum Basel, the Museum des Beaux-Arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Genève, and the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts.

In 1889 de Pury was awarded a medal at the Exposition Universelle. He was married to Marie Amélie Mathilde Wagniere, who was also an artist.

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