Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow


Albert de Balleroy

Birthname: Albert Felix Justin de la Cour de Balleroy
Nationality: French
Date of birth: 1828.08.15
Place of birth: Lonrat, Orne
Date of death: 1873
Category: printmaker


Albert, Comte de Balleroy, was a painter, printmaker and collector.


Balleroy was a close friend of Henri Fantin-Latour and it was through him that Fantin-Latour was commissioned to paint the children of the Duke de Fitz-James, Balleroy being a cousin of the Duke's.

He appears in Fantin-Latour's Hommage à Delacroix (1864, Musée d'Orsay, Paris) alongside Charles Baudelaire, Edouard Manet, Edmond Duranty, Jules Fleury Champfleury, Louis Cordier, Whistler and Fantin-Latour himself. According to Fantin-Latour, who visited the Salon des Refusés in 1863 in his company, Balleroy greatly admired Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl y038 [#01081].

Balleroy, Manet, Baudelaire and Felix Bracquemond were members of the Société nationale des beaux-arts that in 1864 organised a Delacroix retrospective exhibition at Martinet's gallery in Paris.


Druick, Douglas and Michael Hoog, Fantin-Latour, exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1983.

'Albert de Balleroy', Wikipedia.