Milan, April 5th 1827 – October 25th 1889, Ecouen

He became French and made his career in France as a decorative painter (Opera, Opéra-Comique, Comédie-Française, La Gaîté, Théâtre Lyrique, etc.). He had his studio on rue de Lauzun in Belleville. In 1859, while working for the direction of the theater in Soisson (Aisne), he executed a gouache project for a mural he intended to paint in the church of the faubourg Saint-Waast: « The Baptism of Clovis« .
On September 21, 1872, Henry Robecchi, painter, and Germaine Peviani, his wife, acquired a house in the rue de la châtaigneraie, a first floor divided into seven rooms, with a right of way on the small square in front of the house.
From January 1, 1890, Henry Robecchi granted the Butel et Valton company, for the creation of sets, a lease for a large workshop and outbuildings, 9-11, rue de Lauzun, in Paris, for nine years in return for a rent of 6,000 F per year. On July 21, 1898, a judgment of seizure is exercised against them.
Robecchi is the father-in-law of Charles Edouard Frère who married his daughter, Giulia Augustina Maria Robecchi. Henry and Giulia Robecchi are buried in the Frère family grave (father and son).


For further information, please read the book “L’Ecole d’Ecouen, une colonie de peintres au XIXe siècle” (bilingual French-English).