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Louis Gonse, 1846-1921

Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 1846
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Date of Death: 1921
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Identity:

Louis Gonse was a writer and art critic.

Life:

Gonse was director of theGazette des Beaux-Arts. He was also a collector of Japanese artefacts. His L'art Japonais, published in 1883, was a groundbreaking survey of all aspects of Japanese art.

Bibliography:

Whistler, James McNeill, [Letter to Louis Gonse, Editor], Gazette des Beaux-Arts, June 1878; 'Collection Louis Gonse. Oeuvres d'art du Japon, choix d'estampes et de livres, peintures, laques... Gardes de sabres du Japon. Ornements de sabres. Ateliers de forgerons (Familles Saotome et Myochin). Ateliers d'incrustateurs. Familles Goto etNomura... Co.', auction catalogue, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 5 May 1924 (see http://fr.isbn.pl/A-gonse/) (accessed 2005); www.ganesha-publishing.com/japonais.htm (accessed 2005).