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Emile Antoine Bayard Collection

Emile Antoine Bayard: A Master of Illustration and Engraving Emile Antoine Bayard, a renowned artist of the 19th century

Background imageEmile Antoine Bayard Collection: The suicide. 1834 (engraving)

The suicide. 1834 (engraving)
7147161 The suicide. 1834 (engraving) by Bayard, Emile Antoine (1837-91); Private Collection; (add.info.: The suicide. Song by french poet Beranger. ( 1780-1857 ) Design by Emile Bayard

Background imageEmile Antoine Bayard Collection: The mermaid, 1866 (engraving)

The mermaid, 1866 (engraving)
7147160 The mermaid, 1866 (engraving) by Bayard, Emile Antoine (1837-91); Private Collection; (add.info.: The mermaid, by french poet Beranger ( 1780-1857 ) Design by Emile Bayard 1866

Background imageEmile Antoine Bayard Collection: Le kaiser, 1866 (engraving)

Le kaiser, 1866 (engraving)
JAB4121819 Le kaiser, 1866 (engraving) by Bayard, Emile Antoine (1837-91); Photo ©Jaime Abecasis

Background imageEmile Antoine Bayard Collection: A holy man. 1866 (engraving)

A holy man. 1866 (engraving)
7147159 A holy man. 1866 (engraving) by Bayard, Emile Antoine (1837-91); Private Collection; (add.info.: A holy man. Song by Beranger, french poet ( 1780-01857 ) Design by E

Background imageEmile Antoine Bayard Collection: Village of warlike termites (termitiere), Africa. Engraving 1897

Village of warlike termites (termitiere), Africa. Engraving 1897
JAB4120842 Village of warlike termites (termitiere), Africa. Engraving 1897 by Bayard, Emile Antoine (1837-91); (add.info.: Village of warlike termites (termitiere), Africa

Background imageEmile Antoine Bayard Collection: Rat killer in China. 1874 (engraving)

Rat killer in China. 1874 (engraving)
7259218 Rat killer in China. 1874 (engraving) by Bayard, Emile Antoine (1837-91); Private Collection; (add.info.: Rat killer in China.Design by Emile Bayard 1873 ( Le Tour du Monde 1873)

Background imageEmile Antoine Bayard Collection: The restaurant's rating, 1866 (engraving)

The restaurant's rating, 1866 (engraving)
JAB4120672 The restaurant's rating, 1866 (engraving) by Bayard, Emile Antoine (1837-91); (add.info.: The restaurant's rating)

Background imageEmile Antoine Bayard Collection: Nets of the White Ants, Termites (engraving)

Nets of the White Ants, Termites (engraving)
5312149 Nets of the White Ants, Termites (engraving) by Bayard, Emile Antoine (1837-91); (add.info.: Engraving depicting termite mounds)

Background imageEmile Antoine Bayard Collection: Slavic peasants hearing Mass at the office of Dignano (Italy)

Slavic peasants hearing Mass at the office of Dignano (Italy), sitting on the floor around an altar, children in rags
LSE4330013 Slavic peasants hearing Mass at the office of Dignano (Italy), sitting on the floor around an altar, children in rags

Background imageEmile Antoine Bayard Collection: Saint Blandine is a Christian of Levantine origin or more probably Micrasiate origin from

Saint Blandine is a Christian of Levantine origin or more probably Micrasiate origin from the first Christian community
PCT4274666 Saint Blandine is a Christian of Levantine origin or more probably Micrasiate origin from the first Christian community of Lugdunum

Background imageEmile Antoine Bayard Collection: Fete Champetre, 1878 (oil on canvas)

Fete Champetre, 1878 (oil on canvas)
989280 Fete Champetre, 1878 (oil on canvas) by Bayard, Emile Antoine (1837-91); 105.8x79.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Fete Champetre; Garden Party. Emile Antoine Bayard (1837-1891)

Background imageEmile Antoine Bayard Collection: Fete Champetre, 1878 (oil on canvas)

Fete Champetre, 1878 (oil on canvas)
989279 Fete Champetre, 1878 (oil on canvas) by Bayard, Emile Antoine (1837-91); 105.8x79.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Fete Champetre; Garden Party. Emile Antoine Bayard (1837-1891)

Background imageEmile Antoine Bayard Collection: The Christening, 1863 (oil on canvas)

The Christening, 1863 (oil on canvas)
827374 The Christening, 1863 (oil on canvas) by Bayard, Emile Antoine (1837-91); 99x131.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Christening. Emile Antoine Bayard (1837-1891). Oil on canvas

Background imageEmile Antoine Bayard Collection: Two men from French Guinea, c1850-1890. Artist: Emile Antoine Bayard

Two men from French Guinea, c1850-1890. Artist: Emile Antoine Bayard
Two men from French Guinea, c1850-1890


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Emile Antoine Bayard: A Master of Illustration and Engraving Emile Antoine Bayard, a renowned artist of the 19th century, left an indelible mark on the world of illustration and engraving. His works captured diverse scenes from history, culture, and nature with remarkable detail and emotion. In "Nets of the White Ants, " Bayard's engraving skillfully portrays the intricate structures created by termites. The delicate lines bring to life their architectural prowess, showcasing nature's wonders in all its glory. Another captivating piece by Bayard is "The old prisoner condemned to be burned alive. " This drawing depicts Sir H. M. Stanley saving a helpless man from certain death through his plea for mercy to Mtesa, king of Uganda. The image evokes a sense of relief as hope triumphs over despair. Bayard's talent extends beyond historical events; he also captures poignant moments like "Slavic peasants hearing Mass at the office of Dignano. " In this scene set in Italy, impoverished children gather around an altar while adults fervently pray with rosaries in hand. Among them sits a crippled man confined to his roulette box—a powerful portrayal of faith amidst adversity. One cannot overlook Bayard's depiction of martyrdom in "Saint Blandine. " Through this drawing, we witness her sacrifice as she faces persecution during Emperor Marc-Aurele's reign—an homage to early Christian communities' resilience. "The Crusade against the Albigeois" showcases another dark chapter in history—the burning at stake of Cathars defending Montsegur. With skilled precision inherited from G. Burgun’s original work, Bayard brings forth both horror and tragedy that unfolded during these turbulent times. Shifting gears towards prehistory, Bayard illustrates ancient funeral rites in "Prehistoric Funeral Rite.