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    Sale 5405

    Nineteenth Century European Art

    10 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 74

    François Alfred Delobbe (French, 1835-1920)

    Sisterly love

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    François Alfred Delobbe (French, 1835-1920)
    Sisterly love
    signed twice 'A. Delobbe' (lower left) and (upper right) respectively
    oil on canvas, unframed
    22 x 17 in. (56 x 43 cm.)


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    Alfred Delobbe entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1851 and studied under Thomas Couture (1815-1879) and William Adolph Bouguereau (1825-1905). Following this academic training Delobbe maintained an academic style throughout his career and did not vary his subject matter greatly, mirroring the artistic tastes of the time. From the 1870s onwards Delobbe focused on the female figure, and incorporated it in his landscapes in a variety of poses, though always barefoot. During the remainder of his carrer, he exhibited his works regularly at Paris Salon.

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