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Diogene Ulyssee Napoleon Maillart

Jeune romaine

Diogene Ulyssee Napoleon Maillart

Diogene Ulyssee Napoleon Maillart

Jeune romaine

Jeune romaine

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Diogene Ulyssee Napoleon Maillart

French

1840 - 1926

Jeune romaine


signed and inscribed MAILLART. ROMA (lower left)

oil on canvas

canvas: 43 7/10 by 32 3/5 in.; 111 by 83 cm

framed: 57 4/5 by 46 3/5 in.; 147 by 118.5 cm

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Sale: Sotheby's, New York, 25 October 2005, lot 56
Private collection, Texas
Sale: Heritage Auctions, 4 June 2021, lot 69055

Diogene Ulysee Napoleon Maillart studied at the École des Beaux-arts in the workshop of Léon Cogniet and won the Prix de Rome in 1864, at the age of 23. This composition relates closely to several paintings by Bouguereau, notably The Italian Girl at the Fountain (1869/18), Italian Girl Drawing Water (1871/13), in which he similarly posed an Italian model with a jug by a fountain or well.