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Clémence d'Ennery (1853-1914): A Female Connoisseur in the Age of Male Collecting
Elizabeth Emery, Montclair State University

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La Maison Langweil and Women’s Exchange of Asian Art in Fin-de-siècle Paris (Article)
Title: La Maison Langweil and Women’s Exchange of Asian Art in Fin-de-siècle Paris
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: Asian studies in nineteenth-century France were dominated by men. The present article focuses upon a lesser-known cultural exchange that took place in shops and private drawing rooms, settings frequented largely by women, with a special focus on art dealer Florine Langweil.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://muse.jhu.edu/issue/34298
Primary URL Description: Project Muse access
Secondary URL: https://espritcreateur.org/
Secondary URL Description: Esprit Createur
Access Model: Subscription only
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Esprit Createur
Publisher: L'Esprit Createur

“Le Voile du bonheur: le brûle-parfum, objet de sociabilité à la fin du XIXe siècle en France.” (Article)
Title: “Le Voile du bonheur: le brûle-parfum, objet de sociabilité à la fin du XIXe siècle en France.”
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: The burning of incense plays a central role in Le Voile du bonheur (1901), a “Chinese-inspired” play by French politician Georges Clemenceau. This essay examines the ways in which Clemenceau, familiar with the cultural use of fragrance in Asia, played with literary stereotypes related to perfume in order to propose alternate models of sociability for a French nation wracked by political and religious turmoil.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: http://www.revues.armand-colin.com/lettres-langues/litterature/litterature-ndeg-185-12017
Access Model: Subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Litterature
Publisher: Armand Colin

“France-Asia: Cultural Identity and Creative Exchange” (Article)
Title: “France-Asia: Cultural Identity and Creative Exchange”
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Author: Aimee Boutin
Abstract: Introduction to special issue on Cultural Exchange and Creative Identity: France/Asia in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
Year: 2016
Primary URL: https://espritcreateur.org/issue/cultural-exchange-and-creative-identity-franceasia-nineteenth-and-early-twentieth-centuries
Access Model: Subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: L'Esprit Createur

“If I Were not a Writer I Would be an Interior Designer”: Radical Fin-de-siècle French Writer Homes (Hugo, Goncourt, Zola, and Loti) (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: “If I Were not a Writer I Would be an Interior Designer”: Radical Fin-de-siècle French Writer Homes (Hugo, Goncourt, Zola, and Loti)
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: For the conference “Interior Provocations: Radical Domesticities" held at Pratt University, New York, NY.
Date: 02/04/2017
Primary URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/interior-provocations-radical-domesticities-symposium-tickets-28662513349#
Conference Name: “Interior Provocations: Radical Domesticities"

“Impact Factor”: Framing Scholarly Work for Wider Audiences (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: “Impact Factor”: Framing Scholarly Work for Wider Audiences
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: Case study of two NEH-funded projects for an invited seminar at the University of Cambridge, England.
Date: 06/12/2017

The Musée d’Ennery and the Shifting Reception of Nineteenth-Century French Chinoiseries (Book Section)
Title: The Musée d’Ennery and the Shifting Reception of Nineteenth-Century French Chinoiseries
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Editor: Jennifer Milam
Editor: Petra ten-Doesschate Chu
Abstract: The essay examines contradictory responses to Paris-based Musée d’Ennery over a fifty-year period (1859–1909) to explore shifting French attitudes to "chinoiseries."
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://digitalcommons.montclair.edu/modernlang-literatures-facpubs/43/
Secondary URL: https://brill.com/view/book/edcoll/9789004387836/BP000016.xml?language=en
Book Title: Beyond Chinoiserie Artistic Exchange between China and the West during the Late Qing Dynasty (1796-1911)

Women Collectors of Japanese Prints: The 1909–14 Paris Expositions des estampes japonaises at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Book Section)
Title: Women Collectors of Japanese Prints: The 1909–14 Paris Expositions des estampes japonaises at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Editor: Britany Salsbury
Editor: Ruth Iskin
Abstract: Scholarly analysis of the French japoniste movement relies largely on the memoirs, private journals, and letters left by male artists, intellectuals, and businessmen such as Gaston Migeon, Raymond Koechlin, Tadamasa Hayashi, and Henri Cernuschi, who represented the collecting of Japanese prints, as an exclusive set of activities that took place among a small group of men behind closed doors. Such retrospective accounts, while nostalgic, have, I argue, falsely represented the Japanese print collecting world of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by eliding the active role played by women collectors such as Florine Langweil, Louise-Marcelle Seure, Louise Curtis, and Mary A. Ainsworth, who also acquired and exchanged ukiyo-e prints. Analysis of archives from the Union Centrale des arts décoratifs, which acknowledge the participation of ten women in the six exhibits of Japanese prints held yearly from 1909-1914, serve as a basis for providing new models of female engagement with print collecting.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://digitalcommons.montclair.edu/modernlang-literatures-facpubs/49/
Secondary URL: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/collecting-prints-posters-and-ephemera-9781501338496/
Access Model: Subscription
Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Book Title: Collecting Prints, Posters, and Ephemera Perspectives in a Global World
ISBN: 9781501338519

Madame Desoye, "First Woman Importer" of Japanese Art in Nineteenth-Century Paris (Article)
Title: Madame Desoye, "First Woman Importer" of Japanese Art in Nineteenth-Century Paris
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: The shop run by Madame Desoye at 220, rue de Rivoli in Paris is legendary in Japonisme studies thanks to the writings of Edmond de Goncourt and Philippe Burty, yet the iden-tity of the woman hidden behind this married name, like the extent of her participation in Japoniste activities, has long remained a mystery. The present article draws upon new archival research to provide information about the life of Louise Mélina Desoye, née Chopin (1836-1909) and her important contributions to the first wave of French Japonisme.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://digitalcommons.montclair.edu/modernlang-literatures-facpubs/54/
Secondary URL: https://brill.com/view/journals/joj/5/1/joj.5.issue-1.xml
Access Model: Subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of Japonisme
Publisher: Brill

Madame Chrysanthemeum's Sisters (Article)
Title: Madame Chrysanthemeum's Sisters
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: English translation of two articles published in the newspaper Le Temps by Adolphe Brisson in April and May 1900. They are dedicated to the twelve "geishas" brought from Japan to perform at the Panorama du Tour du monde, the "sisters" of Pierre Loti's “Madame Chrysanthemum” (the model for Puccini's Madama Butterfly). Brisson's interviews with a number of figures important for Japonisme (Hayashi and Bigot, in particular) provide insights into Franco-Japanese relations in 1900 and to the living and working conditions of foreign performers at the Paris Exposition.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://digitalcommons.montclair.edu/modernlang-literatures-facpubs/56/
Secondary URL: https://digitalcommons.montclair.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1055&context=modernlang-literatures-facpubs
Access Model: Open access
Format: Other
Publisher: Montclair State Digital Commons

Appropriating Japonisme at the 1900 Exposition: Sada Yacco, Loie Fuller, and the 'Geishas' of Le Panorama du Tour du Monde (Article)
Title: Appropriating Japonisme at the 1900 Exposition: Sada Yacco, Loie Fuller, and the 'Geishas' of Le Panorama du Tour du Monde
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: Japanese exhibits filled the 1900 Paris Exposition, from the official pavilion at the Trocadéro to ‘geishas' performing in the Panorama du Tour du Monde. The highlight for French reporters, however, was actress Sada Yacco's performances at the Théâtre Loïe Fuller on the rue de Paris. The former geisha joined American Fuller in creating original spectacles that captivated audiences not as Japanese ‘ethnography', as in other exhibits, but as ‘art’. This article draws attention to the rhetorical and commercial strategies used by these women to attract audiences to their own unique artistic performances of Japonisme, Western creations inspired by Japanese traditions.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/EXX3NAYNGZYCWDG3TPDQ/full?target=10.1080/14787318.2020.1794449
Primary URL Description: Open Access
Secondary URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14787318.2020.1794449
Access Model: Limited open access and then subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Dix-Neuf
Publisher: Dix-Neuf

Reframing Japonisme : Women and the Asian Art Market in Nineteenth-Century France, 1853-1914 (Book)
Title: Reframing Japonisme : Women and the Asian Art Market in Nineteenth-Century France, 1853-1914
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: This volume brings to light the culturally important, yet largely forgotten activities of women such as Clémence d'Ennery (1823–1898), who began collecting Japanese and Chinese chimeras in the 1840s, built and decorated a house for them in the 1870s, and bequeathed the “Musée d'Ennery” to the state as a free public museum in 1893. A friend of the Goncourt brothers and a fifty-year patron of Parisian dealers of Asian art, d'Ennery's struggles to gain recognition as a collector and curator serve as a lens through which to examine the collecting and display practices of other women of her day. Travelers to Japan such as the Duchesse de Persigny, Isabella Stewart Gardner, and Laure Durand- Fardel returned with souvenirs that they shared with friends and family. Salon hostesses including Juliette Adam, Louise Cahen d'Anvers, Princesse Mathilde, and Marguerite Charpentier provided venues for the discussion and examination of Japanese art objects, as did well-known art dealers Madame Desoye, Madame Malinet, Madame Hatty, and Madame Langweil. Writers, actresses, and artists-Judith Gautier, Thérèse Bentzon, Sarah Bernhardt, and Mary Cassatt, to name just a few- took inspiration from the Japanese material in circulation to create their own unique works of art. Largely absent from the history of Japonisme, the nineteenth-century fascination for Japanese art, these women-and many others-actively collected Japanese art, interacted with auction houses and art dealers, and formed collections now at the heart of museums such as the Louvre, the Musée Guimet, the Musée Cernuschi, the Musée Unterlinden, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/reframing-japonisme-9781501344633/
Access Model: Purchase or library eBook
Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781501344657
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Women Dealers and Collectors of Japanese Art in Nineteenth-Century Paris (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Women Dealers and Collectors of Japanese Art in Nineteenth-Century Paris
Abstract: Museums, libraries, and web sites celebrate the names of Philippe Sichel, Siegfried Bing, and Hayashi Tadamasa as “great dealers of Japanese art” and present them as the pioneers of the nascent Japan trade in France. In contrast, the names of Louise Chopin Desoye, Marie Antoinette Schlotterer Malinet, and Florine Ebstein Langweil have been largely lost to history, even when they informed and complemented the work of these better-known men. This lecture uses newly discovered archival material to emphasize the participation of women in the nineteenth-century Paris market for Japanese antiquities. It will raise questions about the socio-economic structures and stereotypes that have led to their disappearance and strategies for recovering their histories.
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Date: 09/21/2020
Location: Online (via London)
Primary URL: https://societyhistorycollecting.org/news-and-events/agm-2020/

Of Monsters and Women : Collecting Japanese Art in Nineteenth-Century Paris (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Of Monsters and Women : Collecting Japanese Art in Nineteenth-Century Paris
Abstract: The Paris Musée d’Ennery owes its existence to a young woman who, in the 1840s, had an interest in acquiring the Chinese and Japanese “monsters” hidden in antique shops. Fifty years later, Clémence Lecarpentier d’Ennery bequeathed her collection of nearly 7,000 objects to the French state. Although she assembled these pieces and built a house and galleries to curate and display them, museum conservators posthumously erased her life’s work, presenting it instead as her husband’s achievement. This illustrated talk will present the museum, its collections and its history before teasing out some of the complicated social factors—among them class, gender, religion and nationalism—that led to the museum’s marginalization as a cultural institution.
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Date: 02/17/2020
Location: Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Primary URL: https://www.amherst.edu/news/calendar/node/763873

L’Usurpateur or La Sœur du soleil? Women Making History in Judith Gautier’s Novel of Old Japan. (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: L’Usurpateur or La Sœur du soleil? Women Making History in Judith Gautier’s Novel of Old Japan.
Abstract: The lecture brought new attention to the intertextual historicity of Judith Gautier’s L’Usurpateur/La Soeur du Soleil, a swashbuckling tale of old Old Japan.
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Date: 02/21/2020
Location: New York University, New York, NY
Primary URL: https://as.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/as/research-centers/maisonfrancaise/events/2020/multilayered-history--intertextuality-in-19th-century-french-his.html

Reframing Japonisme, Conversation with Elizabeth Emery and Willa Silverman for the NCFS in Captivity virtual book series (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Reframing Japonisme, Conversation with Elizabeth Emery and Willa Silverman for the NCFS in Captivity virtual book series
Abstract: Discussion of NEH-sponsored book Reframing Japonisme.
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Date: 12/18/2020
Location: Online
Primary URL: https://ncfs-assn.byu.edu/ncfs-in-captivity/

Roundtable, "Re-writing Women into Art History" (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Roundtable, "Re-writing Women into Art History"
Abstract: Association for Art History, Annual Public Lecture: three presentations about women collectors, curators, and patrons followed by a roundtable discussion.
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Date: 12/3/2020
Location: Online
Primary URL: https://forarthistory.org.uk/news/events-search/

Dream Worlds’: Oriental Boutiques/Male Shoppers. Nineteenth-Century French Studies Conference (Enchantment/Disenchantment) (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Dream Worlds’: Oriental Boutiques/Male Shoppers. Nineteenth-Century French Studies Conference (Enchantment/Disenchantment)
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: Zola’s Au Bonheur des Dames (1883), with its emphasis on the seduction, domination, and financial exploitation of women customers by male businessmen, has become a paradigmatic example of nineteenth-century commerce (“Mouret avait l’unique passion de vaincre la femme”). This paper questions whether accepting Zola’s literary representation at face value has paradoxically reinforced for modern readers what was, in fact, a fantasy of gendered power dynamics. To what extent have Zola’s powerful literary tableaux distracted modern readers from an even more threatening male consumerism that took place in small shops where the “vaincus” were not women, but male shoppers who squandered family finances as they succumbed to the temptation of enchanting displays?
Date: 11/02/2019
Primary URL: https://ncfs2019.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu1701/files/media/pdfs/French%20Studies%20Program.pdf
Conference Name: Nineteenth-Century French Studies


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