|Birthname||Édouard Jean Conrad Hamman|
|born on||24 September 1819 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )|
|Place||Oostende, Belgium, 51n13, 2e55|
|Timezone||LMT m2e55 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||00°12' 24°15 Asc. 29°46'|
Belgian painter and engraver who specialized in portraying scenes from the lives of famous artists, scholars and the nobility.
He achieved great fame in France. Napoleon III and the Empress Eugénie were fond of his work and in 1863 the French government bought his painting Education of Charles V for 4,000 francs. Among his other notable works from this period are six paintings of Italian history, commissioned by Victor Emmanuel II, and the series Celebrated Composers, reproductions from which are still in use.
In later years he turned more to genre painting and portraits, including one of King Norodom of Cambodia, which brought him great distinction in that country. His son, Édouard Michel Ferdinand Hamman (1854-1952) became a landscape painter of some note.
He died on 30 March 1888 in Paris, aged 68.
Sy Scholfield provided birth record (akte nr. 330).
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter and engraver)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession