Beurnonville, Etienne-Edmond-Martin de, Baron
- Philippe Sorel
(b Paris, Jan 11, 1825; d Labbeville, Jan 8, 1906).
French collector. His collection (dispersed in sales between 1872 and 1906) comprised c. 1000 paintings as well as drawings, sculptures, furniture and objets d’art. Most of the paintings were of the Dutch, Flemish and German schools of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. Among the most notable northern works were works by Hugo van der Goes, Hans Memling, Jan van Eyck, Jan Gossart, Hendrick Goltzius and Meindert Hobbema. Paintings included Rembrandt’s Portrait of a Woman (1633) and Landscape with Obelisk (1638; Boston, MA, Isabella Stewart Gardner Mus.); Rubens’s Good Government Quelling the Demon of Discord (c. 1620–34; priv. col.) and Arion Saved by Dolphins (c. 1620–30; priv. col.); and Salomon van Ruysdael’s Quay View in Amsterdam (New York, Frick). French painting was represented by such works as Antoine Coypel’s Flora and Zephyrus; François-Hubert Drouais’s portrait of Madame de Pompadour (1763–4; London, NG); Jean-Siméon Chardin’s ...