GAVARNI, Paul
(b. ca. 1804, Paris, d. 1866, Paris)

Portrait of Edmond and Jules de Goncourt

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Drawing
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.