Lot 454
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ERNEST ANGE DUEZ | Mélancolie

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 USD
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Description

  • Ernest Ange Duez
  • Mélancolie
  • signed E. Duez (lower right) 
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

The artist's studio 
Thence by descent through his family 
Acquired from the above by the present owner in the 1980s 

Catalogue Note

After years working in the silk trade, Ernest Ange Duez decided to pursue painting at the age of twenty-seven, training in Paris with Isidore-Alexandre-Augustin Pils, a Realist painter, and Carolus-Duran, known for his sumptuous society portraits. However, it was the influence of Édouard Manet that had a lasting impression on Duez. Like Manet, Duez was fascinated with modern life in the French capital and its transient qualities, such as ever-changing women’s fashion, an embodiment of modernity during the Belle Époque.

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