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Les Goudes, Marseilles ~ Jean Baptiste Duffaud

Les Goudes, Marseilles
Les Goudes, Marseilles

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Les Goudes, Marseilles

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Title: Les Goudes, Marseilles
Artist: Jean Baptiste Duffaud (1853-1927) French
Detail: Oil on canvas:15 x 21 ½ in. Framed: 22 x 29 in. Signed and inscribed on old exhibition label verso. Circa 1910’s..
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Artist Biography


Jean-Baptiste Duffaud was a Marseille painter who studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Marseilles under the direction of Dominique Antoine Magaud (1817-1899). Wishing to complete his artistic training, he went to Paris and received the teaching of Jean-Léon Gérôme.


He initially painted life-size portraits, historical subjects and genre compositions in distinctively sombre colours until, around 1911 or 1912, he changed styles radically and started painting small- format landscapes in rich, clear colours.


He exhibited at the Salon from 1875 to 1892, securing an honourable mention in 1885, a bronze medal and a further honourable medal in 1889, and a silver medal in 1899. He was awarded the prestigious Marie Bashkirtseff prize in 1891 and was promoted to Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1906. Duffaud died in Paris 17 June 1927.


Gallery note: Duffaud’s later works were painted in a rich impasto, applied directly onto the canvas, creating a luminous intensity to the painting. The exposed parts of the canvas, whilst artistically effective have proved a century later to be incredibly difficult and time consuming to clean, but very much worth the effort and care our restorer has taken to bring this fine example back to its original bright condition. Presented in the original ornate exhibition frame, re-gilded.


Museums: Avignon- Musée Calvet, Paris – Musée d’art Moderne, Musée de Troyes.


Exhibited: Exposition d’art, Monte Carlo, c.1912