Adolphe Lalauze, 1838-1906
Date of Birth: 8 October 1838
Place of Birth: Rive-de-Gier (Loire
Place of Death: Paris (Milly?)
Adolphe Lalauze (1838-1906) was an etcher and engraver.
Lalauze, a well known illustrator, studied at the Ecole des beaux-arts in Toulouse. His tutor, the engraver Léon Gaucherel, encouraged him to pursue a career in printmaking. He made his debut in the Salon in 1872, won a third class medal in 1876, a second class medal in 1878 and a bronze medal a the Exposition Universelle in 1889. In 1895 he was awarded the chevalier de la légion d'honneur and in 1900 a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle. His engravings after artists such as Van Dyck, Velázquez, Thomas Lawrence, Watteau and Gustave Moreau were frequently published in La Gazette des Beaux-Arts. Among the books he illustrated were editions of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote, Théophile Gautier's Jean et Jeannette (1894), Oliver Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield (1893) and Jonathan Swift's Gulliver (1875).
Bellier, Auvray, Dictionnaire général des Artistes de l'Ecole Française, 1882, vol. 1 p. 886, Supplément p. 245; Beraldi, Les graveurs du XIXe siècle, 1889, vol. 9, pp. 23-28; Roger-Marx, 'La gravure originale au XIXe siècle', Somogy, Paris, 1962, pp. 85, 150; E. Bénézit, Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs, Gründ, 1999, vol. 9, pp. 23-28; Dugnat, Gaïté and Pierre Sanchez, Dictionnaire des graveurs, illustrateurs et affichistes français et étrangers 1673-1950, ed. de L'Echelle de Jacob, Dijon, 2001, vol. 3 pp. 1405-09.
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