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Lot 287: Evariste-Vital Luminais (French, 1822-1896)
19th Century European Pictures
March 23, 2005
London, United Kingdom
The bounty of war
signed 'E. Luminais' (lower left)
oil on canvas
39 x 31 5/8 in. (99 x 80.3 cm.)
A student of Cogniet and Troyen, he debuted at the Salon in 1843, painting children and other light-hearted subjects, before taking an interest in historical subjects which often have a sympathy to the horror of war. He had a considerable reputation and gained a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1889. Bordeaux, Aix-en-Provence, Amiens Nice and Nantes museums have conserved his works among others.
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Artist or Maker: Evariste-Vital Luminais (French, 1822-1896)