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Lot 45: Claude-Marie Dubufe (French, 1790-1864)

Est: £4,000 GBP - £6,000 GBPSold:
Christie'sMarch 25, 2004London, United Kingdom

Item Overview


Portrait de la Comtesse de Kergolay
inscribed with the 'Coat of arms of the de Kergolay family and with the motto 'Aide-toi Kergolay et Dieu t'aidera' (upper left)
oil on canvas
45 1/2 x 33 3/4 in. (115 x 86 cm.)

Artist or Maker


Dubufe originally trained as a diplomat. It was only when he was on the point of leaving for America, to take up the position of vice-council, that David intervened to persuade his father to allow him to become his pupil. Cut off by his family, Debufe debuted in the Salon in 1810. By 1830 he moved away from allegorical work to devote himself entirely to portraits. He had huge fashionable appeal and exhibited over 150 portraits in the Salon.

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Auction Details

19th Century European Art

March 25, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

85 Old Brompton Road, London, LDN, SW7 3LD, UK