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Antoine-Sébastien Falardeau
CAP-SANTÉ, LOWER CANADA 1822 - 1889 FLORENCE
MARY MAGDALEN
signed, dated and inscribed on the reverse: 'Le chevalier Falardeau' / 'd'après Carlo Dolci a la' / 'galerie des Uffizi' / 'Florence 1866' / '5 Via S. Spirito'

oil on board


This is a copy after the original painting by Carlo Dolci, datable to 'circa' 1660–70, in the Uffizi, Florence.1 Antoine-Sébastien Falardeau moved from Quebec to Florence in 1846 to continue his artistic training. He was above all a copyist, and Dolci was one of his favourite models. Falardeau's fellow artist in Florence, Napoléon Bourassa, wrote in 1853: 'Falardeau is doing well in Florence ... I believe that within ten years he will succeed in duplicating the contents of the galleries in Florence.'2

1 http://catalogo.fondazionezeri.unibo.it/scheda.v2.jsp?
locale=en&decorator=layout_resp&apply=true&tipo_scheda=OA&id=55403&titolo=Dolci
+Carlo%2C+Santa+Maria+Maddalena+penitente
2 Private archive, Madeleine Hamel (Quebec), Lettre de Napoléon Bourassa à Théophile Hamel, Décembre 1853.


Unframed: 22.2 x 18 cm.; 8 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. Framed: 24.2 x 20 cm.; 9 1/2 x 7 7/8 in.
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