Henri Duhem was descended from an old Flemish family and originally practiced as a lawyer. In 1887, his passion for drawing and watercolors finally led him to go to Paris and enroll in the drawing classes of Henri Harpignies.
While there, he became friends with Émile Breton, who introduced him to oil painting. Breton’s niece, Virginie Demont-Breton (the daughter of Jules Breton), introduced him to a young painter named Marie Sergeant, whom he married in 1890.
Leighton Fine Art are currently in the process of collating the estates of both Henri and Marie Duhem which number over 2600 works in oil and watercolour along with the archive of their letters, documents and photographs. This website will form the backbone of the digital catalogue raisonne of both painters work.
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