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    Diogène Ulysse Napoléon Maillart (French, 1840-1926)
    Roman Woman, 1865
    Charcoal, blue and white chalk, and pencil on paper
    20 x 14-1/4 inches (50.8 x 36.2 cm)
    Initialed lower left: DM
    Inscribed near upper right: ROMA 1865

    This portrait study bearing the initials DM and the dated inscription "Roma 1865" may be attributed to Diogène Ulysse Napoléon Maillart (French, 1840-1926), whose classicizing style accords with the features of the young girl depicted in this work. Maillart painted idyllic pastoral scenes and mythologies akin to those of Bouguereau and trained some of the most prominent Nabi artists including Vuillard. Finished compositional studies on paper similar to the present work are extremely rare.

    In 1864, Maillart won the coveted Prix de Rome, an award which enabled him to study in Italy during 1865, the date of the present drawing.


    Condition Report*: Extensive foxing throughout, heavily horizontal crease across the middle of the figure, scattered evidence of paint, paper has been folded on along the top and bottom edges, 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch oil stain on the verso.
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2008
    8th Thursday
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