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    CHARLES EDOUARD DU BOIS (American, 1847-1885)
    Path Along the Shore, 1878
    Oil on canvas
    17 x 29 inches (43.2 x 73.7 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left: du Bois / 1878

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST

    PROVENANCE:
    Sale: Great American Auction Services, Fishkill, New York, February 8, 1997, lot 307.

    Not a great deal is known about the talented painter-illustrator Charles Edouard Dubois. Born in West Hoboken, New Jersey, Dubois exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association, National Academy of Design, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Paris Salons, and judging from his extant work spent most of his short life living and painting in Europe. A few modest early landscapes from the 1860s have appeared at auction, but his more ambitious picturesque views of sites in Italy, France, Germany and Egypt tend to date from the 1880s, his most active period. He is recorded as having worked as a portraitist as well.


    Condition Report*: Lined canvas; scattered minor flecks of inpainting in sky, most notably in upper right quadrant. Fully stable paint film. Not framed.
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    May, 2014
    10th Saturday
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