Alfred BOISSEAU (Paris, 1823 - Buffalo, 1901):... - Lot 183 - Paris Ouest Enchères

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Alfred BOISSEAU (Paris, 1823 - Buffalo, 1901):... - Lot 183 - Paris Ouest Enchères
Alfred BOISSEAU (Paris, 1823 - Buffalo, 1901): Portrait de notable, 1841. Oil on canvas signed and dated lower right. 81 x 65 cm. (faded) Presented in a large late 19th-century wood and gilded stucco frame. Born in Paris in 1823, Alfred Boisseau was a pupil of Paul Delaroche. In 1845, he left France to emigrate to the United States, first to New Orleans and then to New York. There, he painted Native American themes (he exhibited a work on this theme at the 1848 Paris Salon), as well as numerous portraits of local personalities. He also worked as a daguerreotypist, art teacher and art dealer. In 1860, he moved to Montreal, where he opened three photo studios while continuing to paint portraits. He died in Buffalo in 1901. The portrait we present bears the date 1841. It was painted during his Parisian period, and depicts a nobleman, named Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, in a refined atmosphere, the artist having chosen to concentrate all his art on the realistic physical, psychological and social portrayal of his subject.
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