About This Artwork

Claude Marie Dubufe
French, 1790-1864

Portrait of Mr. Delvalle, 1837

Oil on canvas
31 7/8 x 25 5/8 in. (81 x 65.2 cm)
Inscribed at top of chair: Dubufe

Gift of Samuel Weis, 1943.531

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

Emmanuel Bréon, Claude-Marie, Edouard et Guillaume Dubufe: Portraits d’un siècle d’élégance parisienne, exh. cat. (Paris, 1988), p. 93, ill.

Ownership History

Painted for Mr. Delvalle, New Orleans, 1837 [according to description of pendant in 1927 auction catalogue cited below]; by descent in the family of Mr. Delvalle; sold Samuel T. Freeman and Company, Philadelphia, January 17, 1927, lot 80. Samuel Weis, Chicago; given to the Art Institute, 1943.

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