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    Sale 5404

    Nineteenth Century European Art

    19 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 33

    Hippolyte Camille Delpy (French, 1842-1910)

    Washing clothes at dusk

    Price Realised  


    Hippolyte Camille Delpy (French, 1842-1910)
    Washing clothes at dusk
    signed 'H. E. Delpy' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    6¾ x 10½ in. (17.1 x 26.6 cm.)

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    This painter trained in the tradition of the Barbizon School by two of the most well-established landscape painters of the day, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Charles-Francois Daubigny. A successful artist during his own time, Delpy showed at the Salon from 1869 to his death. He mainly painted river scenes, which were executed on the banks of L'Oise river, but works exist of Barbizon and Parisian scenes also. His son Jacques-Henry followed in his father's footsteps, replicating his style almost identically. He showed his works at the Salon des Artistes Français.

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    Saleroom Notice

    The signature in this lot reads 'H. C. Delpy' and not as stated in the catalogue.