(b. ca. 1804, Paris, d. 1866, Paris)
Portrait of Edmond and Jules de Goncourt-
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
The brothers Edmond de (1822-1896) and Jules de (1830-1870) Goncourt collaborated on novels which originated the Naturalist school in France. Their "Journals" provide a fascinating picture of Parisian literary life in the 19th century.