Léa Ponchel Bourgain, Study Abroad program coordinator, has co-written with Pr. Elisabeth Emery from Montclair University, an article dedicated to Philippe Burty (1830-1890), French art critique and collector. Titled “Réseaux de sociabilité et japonisme : le cas de Philippe Burty” ( Sociability networks and Japaneseness: the case of Philippe Burty), this case study of the influence of his international network on Japaneseness and his discovery of Japan during the XIXe century in France is part of the exhibition “À portée d’Asie. Collectionneurs, collecteurs et marchands d’art asiatiques en France (1750-1930)”.
Held in the the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon (Bourgogne) since October 20th and until January 22nd 2024 and only an hour and a half from Paris by train, this exhibition is devoted to the major French and European actors with a taste for Asian art from the 17th to the 20th century. It is both an artistic and a research project, since the authors of this catalog have worked over the last few years to shed light on one or more collectors and dealers with a passion for Asia.
This exhibition, recognized as public utility, is in partnership with the INHA (Institut Nationale de l’Histoire de l’Art), one of France’s leading institutions in the field. And to find out more about Philippe Burty, you can consult his entry in the INHA database of Asian art dealers and collectors, also written by Léa Ponchel-Bourgain.
More information on the exhibition here