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Dreams of love – Claude Marie DUBUFE ,1839

Signature : Claude Marie DUBUFE
Époque : 19th century
Matériaux : Oil on canvas
Dimensions : l. 32.28 inch X H. 40.16 inch
Disponibilité : Vendu

Oil on canvas portraying a young woman of great beauty, with a Greek profile, leaning against a balcony.
The lines and quality of execution are perfect, giving an impression of purity inherited from the teachings of Ingres.
Abandon, contemplation, melancholy, escape and ravishment in a dream. The canvas is dated 1839, at the height of the Romantic period. The lighting in the background is almost unreal.
Attribution to Claude Marie DUBUFE ( 1790-1864) is almost certain.
Consul in 1809, he was nevertheless destined to become a painter, under the expert eye of David.
He left for Italy in 1811, and began a long and brilliant career as a portraitist of the nobility and haute bourgeoisie, specializing in female heads.
He was the father of the equally famous Edouard-Louis.
Museums: Beauvais, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Compiègne, Dijon, Grenoble, Lisieux, Nantes, Paris, Rouen, Versailles, London.
Dim. with frame :102 x 82. Original canvas.
Good condition. In some areas some touching up has been done to reduce the effect of craquelure.
Very good overall effect