Portrait by Claude-Marie Dubufe


A beautifully executed oil painting of an aristocratic lady likely painted in the 1830’s by Claude-Marie Dubufe. She partially sits upon a colourful divan wearing a formal ivory coloured evening dress with a fur draped around her arms. Her hair is piled high in the style of the times. Painted in Paris circa 1840.

Claude-Marie (1790 – 1864) was a French historical, genre and portrait painter, born in Paris, and studied under Jaques-Louis David. His subjects were at first classical, and then scriptural. He then gave himself up to the painting of genre pictures and portraits. His reputation rests chiefly on his portraits, of which he produced a large number. Dubufe, was the last representative of the school of David. The painting is signed Dubufe on the lower right hand side of the painting, and is presented in a period French Empire gilded frame.

A comprehensive biographical and pictorial rendition of the life and art of the entire Dubufe Family along with names of aristocrats and bourgeoisie that the artists were commissioned to paint, can be found in book titled Claude-Marie, Edouard et Guillaume Dubufe, ” Portraits D’Un Siegle d’Elegance Parisienne ” published by the Delegation a l’Action Artistique de la Ville de Paris. This book will accompany the sale of this painting.

Dimensions: Framed: 45″H (114cm) x 38″W (97cm)

Ref. DB FE3025