Label on the back with a number "458". Beautiful stuccoed wood frame with 19th century floral decoration.A pupil of Jules-Élie DELAUNAY and Gustave Moreau, Robert Dupont exhibited in 1895 at the fall. He painted landscapes of the Sarthe, portraits and still lifes. He also participated in the decoration of the Hôtel-de-Ville in Paris. In 1895 he exhibited at the des Artistes Français a "Saint Sebastian" and "A musician" which could be our painting. Robert Dupont was the brother of the famous composer Gabriel Dupont whom Gabriel Fauré considered to be one of the most gifted musicians of his generation. The theme of the cellist portrait was treated regularly in painting, especially in the years between 1890 and 1910. Among the most famous are the French Gauguin in 1894, the Swedish Hammershoi in 1898, the Dutchman Jan Toorop in 1904 and the American Joseph DeCamp in 1908.
Our painting is dated to those years, precisely 1895. The style recalls the Symbolist painting of the end of the 19th century with a strong drawing, a choice of muted colors limited to brown, beige and black, and white used in highlight to accentuate the contours by the light. Perhaps this is a musician friend of Gabriel and Robert Dupont that the latter painted on the spot. He also participated in the decoration of the Hôtel-de-Ville in Paris..The style recalls the Symbolist painting of the end of the 19th century with a strong drawing, a choice of muted colors l. The item "Painting Portrait Symbolist Cello Musician Cello French 19th" is in sale since Tuesday, January 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "galeriedequelen" and is located in PARIS, Ile-de-France. This item can be shipped worldwide.