The Wildenstein Plattner Institute’s Eva Gonzalès Oral History Series explores the life and legacy of Impressionist-era painter, Eva Gonzalès, through interviews with scholars, collectors, and collaborators. These accounts are a companion to the forthcoming Gonzalès Digital Catalogue Raisonné, offering significant insight into the artist’s personal and professional life.
Marie-Caroline Sainsaulieu is a French art historian specializing in late 19th-century and early 20th-century French painting. While working on the catalogue raisonné of Henri Manguin, she met Jacques de Mons, with whom she published a catalogue raisonné of Eva Gonzalès’s works in 1990. Sainsaulieu’s interview gives fascinating insight into her personal background with the art and architecture that informs her research, as well as detailed historical context for Gonzalès’ life, works, and contemporary significance.
KEYWORDS: Eva Gonzalès, Théodore Géricault, Henri Manguin, Charles Joshua Chaplin, Édouard Manet, Jacques de Mons, Reims Cathedral, Berthe Morisot, French Impressionism, archival research, droit moral, catalogue raisonnés