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About This Artwork
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
European Painting and Sculpture
Not on Display
Emmanuel Bréon, Claude-Marie, Edouard et Guillaume Dubufe: Portraits d’un siècle d’élégance parisienne, exh. cat. (Paris, 1988), p. 93, ill.
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.