Sunday, February 25, 2018

01 Paintings, PORTRAIT OF A LADY, of the 18th & 19th C., with Footnotes. #21

Abel Dominique Boye, 1864-1934, FRENCH
LA ROUSSE/ The redhead
Oil on canvas
39 3/8 by 29 in., 100 by 73.5 cm
Private collection

Abel-Dominique Boyé (6 May 1864–1934) was a French painter. He was decorated with the Legion of Honor. His principal works include: Nymph of Diana (bronze medal, 1888); Pit Sawyer (Agen, 1889); Twilight (1891); Sunday in Seville (1893); and Blind Man (silver medal, purchased by the state, 1895). 

A portraitist and painter of oriental subjects very vogue in its time. Boyé was a frequent attendant at official exhibitions. He produced mythological works, nude themes and other pieces of academic genre, in accordance with the taste that prevailed at the Salons . He was awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honor. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français until his death.

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