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Charles Motte Collection

Charles Motte was a prominent figure in the art world during the early 19th century

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Street quarrel in London, 1826. Creator: Henry Bonaventure Monnier

Street quarrel in London, 1826. Creator: Henry Bonaventure Monnier
Street quarrel in London, 1826. Londres / Discussion Orageuse'. Stormy discussion between a man and a woman with bystanders. Print no. 6 in a series of seven meetings in Paris and London

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Le Demenagement de la Censure, c. 1821. Creators: Eugene Delacroix

Le Demenagement de la Censure, c. 1821. Creators: Eugene Delacroix
Le Demenagement de la Censure, c. 1821

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Les Ecrevisses aLongchamps, 1822. Creators: Eugene Delacroix

Les Ecrevisses aLongchamps, 1822. Creators: Eugene Delacroix
Les Ecrevisses a Longchamps, 1822

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: The Board of Censors Moves Out, 1822. Creator: Eugene Delacroix

The Board of Censors Moves Out, 1822. Creator: Eugene Delacroix
The Board of Censors Moves Out, 1822

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: The Boy from Savoy and His Monkey, 1823. Creator: Alexandre Gabriel Decamps

The Boy from Savoy and His Monkey, 1823. Creator: Alexandre Gabriel Decamps
The Boy from Savoy and His Monkey, 1823

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Standing Turk, 1831. Creator: Alexandre Gabriel Decamps

Standing Turk, 1831. Creator: Alexandre Gabriel Decamps
Standing Turk, 1831

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: The Thermometer, 1823. Creator: Alexandre Gabriel Decamps

The Thermometer, 1823. Creator: Alexandre Gabriel Decamps
The Thermometer, 1823

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Bonne renommee vaut mieux que ceinture doree, ca. 1820-30

Bonne renommee vaut mieux que ceinture doree, ca. 1820-30

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Napoleon and Josephine Visiting the Studio of David, January 4, 1808, ca. 1820-30

Napoleon and Josephine Visiting the Studio of David, January 4, 1808, ca. 1820-30

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Jardin Public, Champs Elysees, n. d Creator: Charles Etienne Pierre Motte

Jardin Public, Champs Elysees, n. d Creator: Charles Etienne Pierre Motte
Jardin Public, Champs Elysees, n.d.. The Jardin des Champs Elysees public park in the 8th arrondissement of Paris designed in 1667 by Andre Le Notre. After Gabriel Thouin

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Faust, 1828. 1828. Creator: Eugene Delacroix

Faust, 1828. 1828. Creator: Eugene Delacroix
Faust, 1828. Illustration for a French translation by Albert Stapfer of Goethes Faust, from the Prologue in Heaven, Mephistopheles, flyies above the city at night

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Watch Your Rear ! ! ! !, 1822. 1822. Creator: Eugene Delacroix

Watch Your Rear ! ! ! !, 1822. 1822. Creator: Eugene Delacroix
Watch Your Rear ! ! ! !, 1822

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Mephistopheles presents himself to Martha (Goethe, Faust), 1825-27. 1825-27

Mephistopheles presents himself to Martha (Goethe, Faust), 1825-27. 1825-27
Mephistopheles presents himself to Martha (Goethe, Faust), 1825-27. Illustration for a French translation by Albert Stapfer of Goethes Faust

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Theatre Italien, 1821. 1821. Creator: Eugene Delacroix

Theatre Italien, 1821. 1821. Creator: Eugene Delacroix
Theatre Italien, 1821. Composer Gioacchino Rossini with characters: Figaro, Rosina, and Othello

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: The Crayfish at Longchamps, 1822. 1822. Creator: Eugene Delacroix

The Crayfish at Longchamps, 1822. 1822. Creator: Eugene Delacroix
The Crayfish at Longchamps, 1822

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: A game of Political Shuttlecock, 1831. Creator: John Doyle

A game of Political Shuttlecock, 1831. Creator: John Doyle
A game of Political Shuttlecock, 1831. Prime Minister Charles Grey: Keep it up B[rougham] _ I d never be able to play the Game without you

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: London Bridge (new), London, 1831. Artist: Charles Etienne Pierre Motte

London Bridge (new), London, 1831. Artist: Charles Etienne Pierre Motte
View of the celebrations surounding the opening of new London Bridge, London by King William IV and Queen Adelaide, 1831. In the foreground figures in boats watch the procession of barges down

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Bearnaise, c19th century. Artist: Charles Etienne Pierre Motte

Bearnaise, c19th century. Artist: Charles Etienne Pierre Motte
Bearnaise, c19th century. Charles Motte was a French lithographer and publisher who encouraged early 19th century artists to reproduce their work. After Jean Victor Adam (1801-1867)

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: The surrender of Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain, 10 July, 1810 after a French siege which had begun on 26

The surrender of Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain, 10 July, 1810 after a French siege which had begun on 26 April. The three French soldiers in the picture, Thirion, Bombois and Belleret

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Drawings Prints, Print, Low Tide, Six Marines, Printer, Publisher, Artist, Charles Motte

Drawings Prints, Print, Low Tide, Six Marines, Printer, Publisher, Artist, Charles Motte
Drawings and Prints, Print, Low Tide, Six Marines, Printer, Publisher, Artist, Publisher, Charles Motte, McLean & Co. Eugene Isabey, Victor Morlot, French, 1785-1836, French, Paris 1803-1886 Lagny

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Drawings Prints, Print, Surroundings Dieppe, Six Marines, Publisher, Printer, Artist

Drawings Prints, Print, Surroundings Dieppe, Six Marines, Publisher, Printer, Artist
Drawings and Prints, Print, The Surroundings of Dieppe, Six Marines, Publisher, Printer, Artist, Victor Morlot, McLean & Co

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Well Hello Eh bonjour donc- 1821 Lithograph

Well Hello Eh bonjour donc- 1821 Lithograph
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Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Drawings Prints, Print, Refitting, Ship, Low, Tide, Six Marines, Publisher, Printer

Drawings Prints, Print, Refitting, Ship, Low, Tide, Six Marines, Publisher, Printer
Drawings and Prints, Print, Refitting of a Ship at Low Tide, Six Marines, Publisher, Printer, Artist, Victor Morlot, McLean & Co

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Drawings Prints, Print, Interior Port, Six Marines, Publisher, Printer, Artist, Victor Morlot

Drawings Prints, Print, Interior Port, Six Marines, Publisher, Printer, Artist, Victor Morlot
Drawings and Prints, Print, Interior of a Port, Six Marines, Publisher, Printer, Artist, Victor Morlot, McLean & Co. Charles Motte, Eugene Isabey, French, active Paris, 1829-32, French, 1785-1836

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Drawings Prints, Print, Memory Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Six Marines, Publisher, Printer

Drawings Prints, Print, Memory Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Six Marines, Publisher, Printer
Drawings and Prints, Print, Memory of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Six Marines, Publisher, Printer, Artist, Victor Morlot, McLean & Co

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Drawings Prints, Print, Returning Port, Six Marines, Publisher, Printer, Artist, Victor Morlot

Drawings Prints, Print, Returning Port, Six Marines, Publisher, Printer, Artist, Victor Morlot
Drawings and Prints, Print, Returning to the Port, Six Marines, Publisher, Printer, Artist, Victor Morlot, McLean & Co. Charles Motte, Eugene Isabey, French, active Paris, 1829-32, French, 1785-1836

Background imageCharles Motte Collection: Drawings Prints, Print, Napoleon, Josephine, Visiting, Studio, David, 37987, 1808

Drawings Prints, Print, Napoleon, Josephine, Visiting, Studio, David, 37987, 1808
Drawings and Prints, Print, Napoleon and Josephine Visiting the Studio of David, January 4, 1808, Artist, after, Charles Motte, Jean Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine, French, 1785-1836, French


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Charles Motte was a prominent figure in the art world during the early 19th century. Known for his collaborations with renowned artists such as Eugene Delacroix and Alexandre Gabriel Decamps, Motte played a significant role in bringing their masterpieces to life. One of their notable works together was "Le Demenagement de la Censure" (1821), an artwork that challenged censorship and pushed boundaries. Another collaboration, "Les Ecrevisses a Longchamps" (1822), showcased the artists' ability to capture everyday scenes with remarkable detail. In 1822, Motte worked closely with Delacroix on "The Board of Censors Moves Out, " a painting that symbolized freedom of expression triumphing over oppression. Around the same time, he collaborated with Decamps on "The Boy from Savoy and His Monkey, " capturing the innocence and playfulness of youth. Motte's partnership extended beyond these two artists; he also collaborated with Decamps on other notable pieces like "Standing Turk" (1831) and "The Thermometer" (1823). These artworks demonstrated their shared fascination with different cultures and human emotions. Additionally, Motte contributed to preserving historical moments through his work on pieces like "Napoleon and Josephine Visiting the Studio of David. " This painting depicted an important event in history while showcasing Motte's attention to detail. While collaborating with various artists allowed him to explore diverse themes, Motte also had his own artistic endeavors. He created captivating landscapes such as "Jardin Public, Champs Elysees, " which highlighted his skill in capturing nature's beauty. One cannot overlook his involvement in illustrating literary works like Goethe's Faust series. Notably, he worked alongside Delacroix for illustrations related to this iconic story including "Faust" (1828) and Mephistopheles presenting himself to Martha.