Monticelli, Adolphe

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Monticelli, Adolphe Gender: M
Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli
born on 14 October 1824 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Marseille, France, 43n18, 5e24
Timezone LMT m5e24 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 21°29' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 11°39 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 15°10'

Adolphe Monticelli (1909 monument by the sculptor Auguste Carli at Palais Longchamp, Marseille)
photo: Sculpture: fr:Auguste Carli Photo: Alaric Favier, license cc-by-sa-3.0


French painter of the generation preceding the Impressionists.

He developed a highly individual Romantic style of painting, in which richly colored, dappled, textured and glazed surfaces produce a scintillating effect. He painted courtly subjects inspired by Antoine Watteau; he also painted still lifes, portraits, and Orientalist subjects that owe much to the example of Delacroix.

After 1870, Monticelli returned to Marseille, where he would live in poverty despite a prolific output, selling his paintings for small sums. An unworldly man, he dedicated himself singlemindedly to his art.

In 1890, Van Gogh and his brother Theo were instrumental in publishing the first book about Monticelli.

Monticelli's reputation grew after his death.

He died 29 June 1886.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded birth certificate n°3628 from the online Bouches-du-Rhône departmental archives (register 6, image 29/54): "Dix heures du soir" (10pm). The time of 10am is wrongly given in "Réunion des sociétés des beaux-arts des départements ..." by Léon Charvet (Ministère de l'éducation nationale, 1900), p. 548: "Monticelli (Adolphe-Joseph-Thomas) est né à Marseille le 14 octobre 1824, à dix heures du matin..."

Previously this entry had 2pm: Gauquelin vol 4


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession