A PRINCE GOES HUNTING – ALBERT I OF MONACO (1848-1922) – Louis Tinayre
Du 30 mars au 24 juillet 2016
Campement dans les Pyrénées, 1919, Huile sur toile © Coll. de S.A.S. le Prince de Monaco - cl. Geoffroy MOUFFLET - Archives du Palais de Monaco.
Claude d’Anthenaise and Anne Beauchef-de Bussac
Exhibition held under the patronage of HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco
Presented in partnership and with the Salon du Dessin
Trained at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest, where his family was exiled following their involvement in the events of the Paris Commune, Louis Tinayre (1858-1942) distinguished himself upon his return to France as an illustrator for the press.
He developed a remarkable talent for documentary painting and drawing, particularly of animals. As a “special envoy” for the illustrated Le Monde to cover the military expedition to Madagascar in 1895, Tinayre delivered a spectacular reflection at the universal exhibition in 1900, in the form of panoramas and dioramas.
Noticed by Albert I of Monaco on this occasion, from 1904 onwards he was part of the King’s ocean and hunting expeditions, responsible for documenting them from every angle. The materials used to do this are as diverse as watercolour on paper, photography or the enormous décor for the oceanographic museums and institutes that the Prince opened in Monaco and in Paris in the 1910s.
The exhibition brings together a selection of previously unseen documents, correspondence, drawings, paintings and other “notes of colour” by the artist, from the Monaco collections.