Narcisse BerchereFrench, 1819-1891
Narcisse Berechere started to travel extensively throughout Europe, Egypt, Northern Africa and the Middle East. He discovered his passion for Egypt. A few years after his first visit he returned back to Egypt this time accompanied by Gerome, Belley, and Bartholdi. He was chosen by Ferdinand de Lesseps in 1860 to paint the “canal de Suez” when it was being constructed. He again returned to Egypt in 1869 with Gerome, Fromentin, Tournemine, and Guillaume. He is widely recognized as one of the most important historic painters of the 19th Century. He became “Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur”, in 1870.
Ecole des Beaux-Arts
Student of Renoux & Remon
Salon des Beaux Arts, Salon de Paris, The Universal Exposition
E. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Vol. 2 pg. 134