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Americana, Paintings, & Marine Art

November 21 - November 23, 2013

Lot #443
DepartmentPaintings
Sold For$105,000.00(excluding buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedNovember 23, 2013

Description

PASCAL ADOLPHE JEAN DAGNAN-BOUVERET
French, 1852-1929

Petit Savoyard Dejeunant Sous une Porte" (Young Savoyard Eating under a Door). Signed lower right "P.A.J. Dagnan-B. 1877".
Published: Against the Modern: Dagnan-Bouveret and the Transformation of the Academic Tradition by Gabriel P. Weisberg, p. 52.
Provenance: Private Collection, Connecticut.

Oil on canvas, 16" x 23". Framed."

Additional Info

Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret (January 7, 1852 – July 3, 1929), was one of the leading French artists of the naturalist school. He was born in Paris, the son of a tailor, and was raised by his grandfather after his father emigrated to Brazil. Later he added his grandfather's name, Bouveret, to his own.

From 1869 he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under Alexandre Cabanel and Jean-Léon Gérôme. In 1873 he opened his own studio with a fellow studentGustave-Claude-Etienne Courtois. From 1875 he exhibited at the Salon, where in 1880 he won the first-class medal for the painting An Accident, and a medal of honour in 1885 for Horses at the Watering Trough.

From the 1880s Dagnan-Bouveret along with Gustave Courtois, maintained a studio in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a fashionable suburb of Paris. By that time he was recognized as a leading modern artist known for his peasant scenes, but also for his mystical-religious compositions. His large-scale painting The Last Supperwas exhibited at the Salon de Champ-de-Mars in 1896. He also painted portraits for wealthy clients including the British collector George McCulloch. He was one of the first to use the then new medium of photography to bring greater realism to his paintings.

In 1891 he was made an Officer of the Legion of Honour; in 1900 he became a member of the Institut de France. (Source: Wikipedia)

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