EMMANUEL DE DIEUDONNÉ
MAN IN A WHITE TURBAN IN CONSTANTINOPLE
signed, inscribed and dated E de Dieudonné Cple 1884 lower left
oil on canvas
56 by 46cm., 22 by 18in.
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The canvas has not been lined and is securely attached to a keyed wooden stretcher which is providing stable support.
There is a fine pattern of hairline craquelure throughout - however, this is stable and not visually distracting.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals areas of uneven varnish, lines of retouching along the extreme framing edges, and some minor spots of cosmetic retouching within and around the man's head, including a horizontal circa 4cm stroke in the lower right quadrant.
Otherwise, this work presents well and is overall in good condition.
Presented in a decorative gilt frame.
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As a young artist, Emmanuel de Dieudonné devoted himself to academic art, painting in the style of Alexandre Cabanel, under whom he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His later travels to the Middle East, notably to Turkey, inspired a renewed interest in Orientalist subjects, including portraits. Among the portraits he painted was that of the Turkish Orientalist painter Osman Hamdy Bey.